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1890 Communities Near Bessemer ...

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 Bessemer had a population of 4,544 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Bessemer had a population of 26,730 people.

Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the West (W) from Bessemer
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bessemer
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Bessemer
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bessemer
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bessemer
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Bessemer
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Bessemer
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Bessemer
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bessemer
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bessemer
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bessemer
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bessemer
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bessemer
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bessemer
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bessemer
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bessemer
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bessemer
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bessemer
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bessemer
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bessemer
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bessemer
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Bessemer
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bessemer
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bessemer
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bessemer
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bessemer
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bessemer
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bessemer
 - Wylam 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 Bessemer, 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 Bessemer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bessemer) 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 Bessemer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bessemer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bessemer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3714, Longitude: -86.9708     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bessemer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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