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Bessie, Alabama
(Chilton County)

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1890 Communities Near Bessie ...

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

Anita   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bessie
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Ashby   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Ashby had a post office and railroad service
 
Bethlehem   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bessie
 - Bethlehem had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boothton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bessie
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
Brierfield   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Brierfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Calera   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,213 people in 2015)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Centreville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 239 people (with 2,704 people in 2015)
 - Centreville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clanton   (Chilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 623 people (with 8,844 people in 2015)
 - Clanton had a post office and railroad service
 
Dixie   (Chilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Dixie had a post office and railroad service
 
Dogwood   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Bessie
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Gurnee   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
Jemison   (Chilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 360 people (with 2,619 people in 2015)
 - Jemison had a post office and railroad service
 
Jumbo   (Chilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Bessie
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kincheon   (Chilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bessie
 - Kincheon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lomax   (Chilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Lomax had a post office and railroad service
 
Longview   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Bessie
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
Maplesville   (Chilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 115 people (with 704 people in 2015)
 - Maplesville had a post office and railroad service
 
Maylene   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Bessie
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
Montevallo   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,648 people in 2015)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
 
Oakmulgee   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Oakmulgee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Randolph   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 286 people
 - Randolph had a post office and railroad service
 
Shelby   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 753 people
 - Shelby had a post office and railroad service
 
Shelby Springs   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bessie
 - Shelby Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Calera   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bessie
 - South Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Stanton   (Chilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bessie
 - Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trio   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Bessie
 - Trio 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 Bessie, 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 beginning in Bessie. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bessie) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bessie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9443, Longitude: -86.8325     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bessie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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