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1890 Communities Near Benton ...

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 Benton had a population of 265 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Benton had a population of 46 people.

Autaugaville   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 859 people in 2015)
 - Autaugaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belknap   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Belknap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Berlin   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Berlin had a post office and railroad service
 
Bragg's   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bragg's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burkville   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Burkville had a post office and railroad service
 
Burnsville   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Burnsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cahaba   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cahaba was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Cahaba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collirene   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Benton
 - Collirene had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson's   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Benton
 - Dawson's had railroad service and no post office
 
Farmersville   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Farmersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordonsville   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Gordonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hayneville   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 355 people (with 862 people in 2015)
 - Hayneville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Independence   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Independence had a post office and no railroad service
 
King's Landing   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - King's Landing had railroad service and no post office
 
Kings   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Benton
 - Kings had railroad service and no post office
 
Lowndesboro   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 482 people (with 107 people in 2015)
 - Lowndesboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Manack   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Benton
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
 
Milton   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Benton
 - Milton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mulberry   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Mulberry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 278 people
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill Station   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Benton
 - Pleasant Hill Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Polk   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Benton
 - Polk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Clair   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selma   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 7,622 people (with 19,519 people in 2015)
 - Selma had a post office and railroad service
 
Statesville   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Statesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tyler   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Benton
 - Tyler had a post office and no railroad service
 
White Hall   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Benton
 - 1895 population of 89 people (with 811 people in 2015)
 - White Hall 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 Benton, 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 that begins in Benton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Benton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3078, Longitude: -86.8180     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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