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1890 Communities Near Bell Springs ...

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

Addison   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bell Springs
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baldwin   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Bell Springs
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
 
Battleground   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Bell Springs
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Plains   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bell Springs
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clifty   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Bell Springs
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cullman   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bell Springs
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
 
Eva   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Bell Springs
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Falkville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Bell Springs
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
 
Hartselle   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Bell Springs
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
 
Jesseton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bell Springs
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jones' Chapel   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bell Springs
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leesdale   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Bell Springs
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Logan   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bell Springs
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Massey   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bell Springs
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neel   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bell Springs
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nesmith   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bell Springs
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakville   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bell Springs
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Phelan   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bell Springs
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
 
Priceville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Bell Springs
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simcoe   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bell Springs
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Somerville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bell Springs
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stringer   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bell Springs
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trimble   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Bell Springs
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upshaw   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Bell Springs
 - Upshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilhites   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bell Springs
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodland Mills   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bell Springs
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills 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 Bell Springs, 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 stretches from Bell Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bell Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bell Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3173, Longitude: -86.9153     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bell Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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