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Bankhead, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Bankhead ...

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

Alta   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bankhead
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
 
Ardell   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bankhead
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ashbank   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bankhead
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
 
Berry   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bankhead
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
 
Carbon Hill   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,975 people in 2015)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Coal Valley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bankhead
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Corona   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bankhead
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edgil   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bankhead
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gamble   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bankhead
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
 
Jasper   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
 
Kansas   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bankhead
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marylee   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bankhead
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nauvoo   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 213 people in 2015)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bankhead
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Patton   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bankhead
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellville   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bankhead
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prospect   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bankhead
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saragossa   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bankhead
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bankhead
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Lowell   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Townley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
 
Wiley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bankhead
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bankhead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7768, Longitude: -87.3011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bankhead have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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