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Portland, Alabama

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The location of Portland

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.

The location of Portland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Portland referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Portlander<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Portland is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Portland would have been located in the (334) area code.

Communities near Portland ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Boykin   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,845   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]   23   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Portland. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

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

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<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>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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<4>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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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Portland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portland. The point we use 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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<6>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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