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Portland, Alabama

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Welcome to Portland ...

So far, we have found very little information about Portland. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Portland to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Portland, please Contact Us.

Portland would have been located within present day Dallas County.

When the people of Portland referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Portlander<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Portland is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Portland was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Portland once stood is in the (334) area code.

Communities near Portland ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Portland and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2016<5>
Boykin   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Millers Ferry   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Minter   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   25   S   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Portland.

Communities Also Named Portland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Portland - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Portland.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Portland. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Portland. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Portland.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Portland:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Portland no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Dallas County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

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 Portland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Portland refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Portland may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Portland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Portland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Portland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1546, Longitude: -87.1686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Portland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Portland.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Portland.