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1890 Communities Near Blue Springs ...

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

Baileyton   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Springs
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bird   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blue Springs
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blountsville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Springs
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,697 people in 2015)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bright Star   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue Springs
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brooksville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue Springs
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarence   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blue Springs
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Blue Springs
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gum Springs   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Springs
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highmound   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Blue Springs
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Pond   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blue Springs
 - Holly Pond 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 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blue Springs
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Joppa   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Blue Springs
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Joy   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Springs
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liberty   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blue Springs
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
McLarty   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue Springs
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oneonta   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blue Springs
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
 
Red Hill   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blue Springs
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Royal   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blue Springs
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simcoe   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blue Springs
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snead   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Blue Springs
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strawberry   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blue Springs
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Summit   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blue Springs
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Blue Springs
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walter   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Blue Springs
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wynnville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blue Springs
 - 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 Blue Springs, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Blue Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1265, Longitude: -86.5428     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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