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1890 Communities Near Booker Heights ...

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

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Booker Heights
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Booker Heights
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Booker Heights
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Booker Heights
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Booker Heights
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Booker Heights
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Cardiff   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Booker Heights
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Booker Heights
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Booker Heights
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Booker Heights
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Booker Heights
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Booker Heights
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Booker Heights
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Booker Heights
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Booker Heights
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Booker Heights
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Booker Heights
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Booker Heights
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Booker Heights
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Booker Heights
 - 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Booker Heights
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Booker Heights
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Booker Heights
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Booker Heights
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Booker Heights
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Booker Heights
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Booker Heights
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Booker Heights
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Booker Heights
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Booker Heights
 - 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 Booker Heights, 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 beginning in Booker Heights. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Booker Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Booker Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5426, Longitude: -87.0072     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Booker Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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