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1890 Communities Near Blow Gourd ...

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

Adville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Blow Gourd
 - Adville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ayres   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Blow Gourd
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Ayres had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bangor   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blow Gourd
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
 
Bird   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blow Gourd
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blount Springs   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Blow Gourd
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Blountsville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Blow Gourd
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,697 people in 2015)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Champion   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Blow Gourd
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
 
Chepultepec   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blow Gourd
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Chepultepec had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarence   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blow Gourd
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blow Gourd
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blow Gourd
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Compton   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blow Gourd
 - Compton had a post office and railroad service
 
Garden City   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blow Gourd
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 496 people in 2015)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
 
Gum Springs   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blow Gourd
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huldah   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blow Gourd
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Joy   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blow Gourd
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liberty   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blow Gourd
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linton   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blow Gourd
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
 
Little Warrior   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blow Gourd
 - Little Warrior had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oneonta   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Blow Gourd
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
 
Remlap   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Blow Gourd
 - Remlap had a post office and railroad service
 
Royal   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blow Gourd
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selfville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blow Gourd
 - Selfville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tappan   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blow Gourd
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Viola   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Viola was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blow Gourd
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Viola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walter   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blow Gourd
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wynnville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blow Gourd
 - Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Blount County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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 Blow Gourd, 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 from Blow Gourd. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blow Gourd) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blow Gourd. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9468, Longitude: -86.5858     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blow Gourd have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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