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1890 Communities Near Barber ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Barber had a post office and no railroad service.

Abbeville   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the North (N) from Barber
 - 1895 population of 465 people (with 2,620 people in 2015)
 - Abbeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Asbury   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Barber
 - Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ashford   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Barber
 - Ashford had a post office and railroad service
 
Balkum   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Barber
 - Balkum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bascom (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Barber
 - Bascom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bertha   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Barber
 - Bertha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Creek   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Barber
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Big Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blakely (GA)   (Early County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Barber
 - 1895 population of 441 people (with 4,871 people in 2015)
 - Blakely had a post office and railroad service
 
Campbellton (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Barber
 - 1895 population of 105 people (with 221 people in 2015)
 - Campbellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Springs (GA)   (Early County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Barber
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cedar Springs had no post office or railroad service
 
Dundee   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Barber
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Echo   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Barber
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ewell   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Barber
 - Ewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fadette   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Barber
 - Fadette had a post office and no railroad service
 
Graceville (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Barber
 - 1895 population of 55 people (with 2,222 people in 2015)
 - Graceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenwood (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South (S) from Barber
 - Greenwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hardwickburg   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Barber
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Hardwickburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Headland   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Barber
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 4,736 people in 2015)
 - Headland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horns Cross Road (GA)   (Miller County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Horns Cross Road was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Barber
 - Horns Cross Road had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jakin (GA)   (Early County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Barber
 - Jakin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keyton's   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Barber
 - Keyton's had railroad service and no post office
 
Mayhaw (GA)   (Miller County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) from Barber
 - Mayhaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Midland City   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Barber
 - Midland City had a post office and railroad service
 
Newton   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Barber
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,472 people in 2015)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shorterville   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Barber
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - Shorterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spooner (GA)   (Miller County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Spooner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Barber
 - Spooner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tidwell   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Barber
 - Tidwell had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Houston County

About Alabama

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The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barber. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2343, Longitude: -85.2355     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barber have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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