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1890 Communities Near Boykin ...

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

Andalusia   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Boykin
 - 1895 population of 270 people (with 9,063 people in 2015)
 - Andalusia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bolling   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Boykin
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Bolling had a post office and railroad service
 
Brantley   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Boykin
 - Brantley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brooklyn   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boykin
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Brooklyn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapman   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boykin
 - Chapman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cohassett   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boykin
 - Cohassett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dozier   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Boykin
 - Dozier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairfield   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boykin
 - Fairfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garland   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boykin
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
 
Georgiana   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boykin
 - 1895 population of 456 people (with 1,667 people in 2015)
 - Georgiana had a post office and railroad service
 
Glasgow   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Boykin
 - Glasgow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Industry   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Boykin
 - Industry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leon   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Boykin
 - 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 South Southwest (SSW) from Boykin
 - Loango had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Union   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boykin
 - Mount Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oaky Streak   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Boykin
 - Oaky Streak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pigeon Creek   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Boykin
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Pigeon Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Level   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boykin
 - 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Boykin
 - River Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rose Hill   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boykin
 - Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shell   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boykin
 - Shell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Starlington   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boykin
 - Starlington 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 Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Boykin
 - Vera Cruz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wiggins   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boykin
 - Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilcox   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Boykin
 - Wilcox had railroad service and no post office

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boykin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5102, Longitude: -86.5733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boykin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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