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1890 Communities Near McGowans Ferry ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find McGowans Ferry in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of McGowans Ferry.

Alpine   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine had a post office and railroad service
 
Calera   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,489 people in 2016)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Childersburg   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 4,997 people in 2016)
 - Childersburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Columbiana   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 654 people (with 4,539 people in 2016)
 - Columbiana had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bend   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McGowans Ferry
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fayetteville   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gold Branch   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McGowans Ferry
 - Gold Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harpersville   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,680 people in 2016)
 - Harpersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowery   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from McGowans Ferry
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marble Valley   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marble Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nottingham   (Talladega County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nottingham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Nottingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oldfield   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from McGowans Ferry
 - Oldfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 23,050 people in 2016)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Shelby   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 753 people
 - Shelby had a post office and railroad service
 
Shelby Springs   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McGowans Ferry
 - Shelby Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sterrett   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from McGowans Ferry
 - Sterrett had a post office and railroad service
 
Stewartville   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Stewartville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sycamore   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Sycamore had a post office and railroad service
 
Sylacauga   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 464 people (with 12,540 people in 2016)
 - Sylacauga had a post office and railroad service
 
Talladega Springs   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from McGowans Ferry
 - Talladega Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vandiver   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from McGowans Ferry
 - Vandiver had a post office and railroad service
 
Vincent   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McGowans Ferry
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
 
Weogufka   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McGowans Ferry
 - Weogufka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilsonville   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from McGowans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 1,987 people in 2016)
 - Wilsonville had a post office and railroad service
 
Zubers   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from McGowans Ferry
 - Zubers had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about McGowans Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from McGowans Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McGowans Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McGowans Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2398, Longitude: -86.4603     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McGowans Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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