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1890 Communities Near Bell ...

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, Bell had a post office and no railroad service.

Benevola   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the South (S) from Bell
 - Benevola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bigbee Valley (MS)   (Noxubee County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Bigbee Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bridgeville   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coal Fire   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Coal Fire had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coker   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bell
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dillburg   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Dillburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fernbank   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bell
 - Fernbank had a post office and railroad service
 
Foster's   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garden   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Garden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordo   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,687 people in 2015)
 - Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kennedy   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 428 people in 2015)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
 
Kingville   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North (N) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewiston   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) from Bell
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lubbub   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mantua   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mantua had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millport   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 244 people (with 998 people in 2015)
 - Millport had a post office and railroad service
 
Moore's Bridge   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Lexington   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newtonville   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Northport   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Olney   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bell
 - Olney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palmetto   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Bell
 - Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Grove   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Ridge   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reform   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 1,632 people in 2015)
 - Reform had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romulus   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bell
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samantha   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bell
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stafford   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bell
 - Stafford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sylvan   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bell
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan 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, 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 from Bell. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3390, Longitude: -87.9606     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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