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Bellefontaine, Alabama

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1890 Communities Near Bellefontaine ...

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

Bayou La Batre   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bellefontaine
 - 1895 population of 35 people (with 2,621 people in 2015)
 - Bayou La Batre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bon Secour   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bellefontaine
 - Bon Secour had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bromley   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bellefontaine
 - Bromley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coden   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bellefontaine
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Coden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cox   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Bellefontaine
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
 
Daphne   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bellefontaine
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 24,896 people in 2015)
 - Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Escatawpa (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West (W) from Bellefontaine
 - Escatawpa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fernland   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Bellefontaine
 - Fernland had railroad service and no post office
 
Fowl River   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bellefontaine
 - Fowl River had railroad service and no post office
 
Gasque   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bellefontaine
 - Gasque had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grand Bay   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Bellefontaine
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Grand Bay had a post office and railroad service
 
Kushla   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North (N) from Bellefontaine
 - Kushla had a post office and railroad service
 
Magnolia Springs   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bellefontaine
 - Magnolia Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marlow   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Bellefontaine
 - Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mobile   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bellefontaine
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 194,288 people in 2015)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
 
Mon Louis   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Bellefontaine
 - Mon Louis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montrose   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bellefontaine
 - Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moss Point (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West (W) from Bellefontaine
 - 1895 population of 1,750 people (with 13,654 people in 2015)
 - Moss Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Grove   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North (N) from Bellefontaine
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orange Grove (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bellefontaine
 - Orange Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Plateau   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Bellefontaine
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
 
Point Clear   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Bellefontaine
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Point Clear had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prichard   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Bellefontaine
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Elmo   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Bellefontaine
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Hill   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Bellefontaine
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Theodore   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bellefontaine
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whistler   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Bellefontaine
 - Whistler had a post office and 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 Bellefontaine, 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 Bellefontaine. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bellefontaine) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bellefontaine. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bellefontaine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bellefontaine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4879, Longitude: -88.1123     [Map].

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