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1890 Communities Near Belle Ellen ...

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

Anita   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Belle Ellen
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Ashby   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Belle Ellen
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Ashby had a post office and railroad service
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Belle Ellen
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bibbville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Belle Ellen
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
 
Blocton   (Bibb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Belle Ellen
 - Blocton had a post office and railroad service
 
Boothton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Belle Ellen
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
Brierfield   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Belle Ellen
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Brierfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Centreville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Belle Ellen
 - 1895 population of 239 people (with 2,704 people in 2015)
 - Centreville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chamblee   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Belle Ellen
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
 
Dogwood   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Belle Ellen
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Dudley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Belle Ellen
 - Dudley had railroad service and no post office
 
Giles   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Belle Ellen
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Pond   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Belle Ellen
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gurnee   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Belle Ellen
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Belle Ellen
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Maylene   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Belle Ellen
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Belle Ellen
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Montevallo   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Belle Ellen
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,648 people in 2015)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
 
Scottsville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Belle Ellen
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Scottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Siluria   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Belle Ellen
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Belle Ellen
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Trio   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Belle Ellen
 - Trio had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Belle Ellen
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Vance   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Belle Ellen
 - 1895 population of 96 people (with 1,513 people in 2015)
 - Vance had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodstock   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Belle Ellen
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
 
Yolande   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Belle Ellen
 - Yolande 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 Belle Ellen, 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 starting from Belle Ellen. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Belle Ellen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belle Ellen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1246, Longitude: -87.0572     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Belle Ellen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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