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1890 Communities Near Benson ...

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

Alice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Benson
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
 
Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Benson
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,899 people in 2015)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Aurora   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Benson
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avery   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Benson
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartlett   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Benson
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boaz   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Benson
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Benson
 - Brice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Springs   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Benson
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crudup   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Benson
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Benson
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Benson
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etowahton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Benson
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fenton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Benson
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Benson
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Gallant   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Benson
 - Gallant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haworth   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Benson
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hood   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Benson
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Benson
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Benson
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Zion   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Benson
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountainboro   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Benson
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nix   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Benson
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Benson
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Pulltight   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Benson
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
 
Red Apple   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Red Apple was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Benson
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
 
Redbud   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Benson
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reedbrake   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Benson
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stanfield   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Benson
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steele   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Benson
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
 
Walnut Grove   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Benson
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service

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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 Benson, 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 starts in Benson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benson) 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 Benson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0473, Longitude: -86.1583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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