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1890 Communities Near Avant ...

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 Avant in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Avant.

Bolling   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North (N) from Avant
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Bolling had a post office and railroad service
 
Bowles   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Avant
 - Bowles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Butler Springs   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Avant
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Butler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapman   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Avant
 - Chapman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cohassett   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Avant
 - Cohassett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Commerce   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Avant
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Commerce had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Avant
 - 1895 population of 1,783 people (with 3,774 people in 2015)
 - Evergreen had a post office and railroad service
 
Forest Home   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Avant
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Forest Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garland   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Avant
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
 
Georgiana   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Avant
 - 1895 population of 456 people (with 1,667 people in 2015)
 - Georgiana had a post office and railroad service
 
Glasgow   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Avant
 - Glasgow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenville   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Avant
 - 1895 population of 2,806 people (with 7,845 people in 2015)
 - Greenville had a post office and railroad service
 
Herbert   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Avant
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Herbert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Industry   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Avant
 - Industry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leon   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Avant
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Leon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Manningham   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Avant
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Manningham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Union   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Avant
 - Mount Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oaky Streak   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Avant
 - Oaky Streak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pigeon Creek   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Avant
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Pigeon Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Level   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Avant
 - 1895 population of 61 people (with 490 people in 2015)
 - Red Level had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shacklesville   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Avant
 - Shacklesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shell   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Avant
 - Shell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Starlington   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Avant
 - Starlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vera Cruz   (Covington County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Vera Cruz was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Avant
 - Vera Cruz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilcox   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Avant
 - Wilcox had railroad service and no post office

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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 Avant, 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 starting from Avant. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Avant) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6215, Longitude: -86.7014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avant have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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