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Rains, Alabama

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Welcome to Rains ...

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

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

Rains would have been located within present day DeKalb County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Rains is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Rains (for example, toward Lyerly (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Rains would have been located in the (256) & (938)<4> area codes.

Communities near Rains ...

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>
Albertville   [Map]   21,392   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,827   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,652   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,969   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Crossville   [Map]   1,847   E   5 miles [8 km]
Fyffe   [Map]   1,018   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Rains ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Rains - they are located in Nevada, South Carolina and Utah.

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

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 Rains. 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 Rains. 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 Rains.

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

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

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rains. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2598, Longitude: -86.0861     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rains 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 Rains.

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