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Bessie, Alabama
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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.

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Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Bessie
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
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Bartonville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
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Cardiff   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bessie
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Cunningham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Bessie
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
 
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Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bessie
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bessie
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bessie
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
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Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bessie
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bessie
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bessie
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
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Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bessie
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bessie
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Morris   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,934 people in 2015)
 - Morris had a post office and railroad service
 
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New Castle   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bessie
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
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Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bessie
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bessie
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bessie
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt Mines   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bessie
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bessie
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloan   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bessie
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bessie
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bessie
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bessie
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bessie
 - 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 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 starting from 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: 33.6498, Longitude: -87.0331     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bessie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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