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1890 Communities Near Birmingham ...

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 Birmingham had a population of 26,178 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Birmingham had a population of 212,461 people.

Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Birmingham
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartonville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Birmingham
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Birmingham
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
East Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Birmingham
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
East Lake   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Birmingham
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Birmingham
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Gate City   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Birmingham
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Birmingham
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Huffman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Birmingham
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Irondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Birmingham
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Birmingham
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Birmingham
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
New Castle   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Birmingham
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Birmingham
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Birmingham
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Birmingham
 - 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 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Birmingham
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Ridge   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Birmingham
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruffner   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Birmingham
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Birmingham
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Birmingham
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Birmingham
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Birmingham
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Birmingham
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Weems   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Birmingham
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodlawn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Birmingham
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Birmingham
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Birmingham: www.informationbirmingham.com/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Birmingham, 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 stretches from Birmingham. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Birmingham) 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 Birmingham. 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 Birmingham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Birmingham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5274, Longitude: -86.7952     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Birmingham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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