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1890 Communities Near Boston ...

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

Andalusia   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the South (S) from Boston
 - 1895 population of 270 people (with 9,063 people in 2015)
 - Andalusia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brantley   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Boston
 - Brantley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bullock   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Boston
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bullock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapman   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boston
 - Chapman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cohassett   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Boston
 - Cohassett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Curtis   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boston
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dozier   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Boston
 - Dozier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairfield   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boston
 - Fairfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garland   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boston
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
 
Georgiana   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boston
 - 1895 population of 456 people (with 1,667 people in 2015)
 - Georgiana had a post office and railroad service
 
Glasgow   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Boston
 - Glasgow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Industry   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boston
 - Industry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leon   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Boston
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Leon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loango   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boston
 - Loango had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luverne   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Boston
 - 1895 population of 451 people (with 2,834 people in 2015)
 - Luverne had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Union   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Boston
 - Mount Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oaky Streak   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Boston
 - Oaky Streak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opine   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boston
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peacock   (Crenshaw County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peacock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Boston
 - Peacock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pigeon Creek   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Boston
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Pigeon Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Level   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Boston
 - 1895 population of 61 people (with 490 people in 2015)
 - Red Level had a post office and no railroad service
 
River Falls   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boston
 - River Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rose Hill   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Boston
 - Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rutledge   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Boston
 - 1895 population of 314 people (with 459 people in 2015)
 - Rutledge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shell   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boston
 - Shell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vera Cruz   (Covington County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Vera Cruz was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boston
 - Vera Cruz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wiggins   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boston
 - Wiggins 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 Boston, 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 that begins in Boston. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4679, Longitude: -86.4819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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