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1890 Communities Near Avoca ...

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>


Avoca itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 39 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the North (N) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Avoca
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camp Spring   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Avoca
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Concord   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Courtland   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
 
Edmond   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Avoca
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Avoca
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillsboro   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Hunter   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Avoca
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Isbell   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Avoca
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kinlock   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Landersville   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Avoca
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Littleville   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Avoca
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Moulton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hope   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Home   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Avoca
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockwood   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Avoca
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russellville   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,847 people in 2015)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Spruce Pine   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Avoca
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Waco   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Avoca
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco 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 Avoca, 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 that begins in Avoca. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Avoca) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Avoca. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Avoca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avoca. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5751, Longitude: -87.5056     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avoca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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