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1890 Communities Near Brents Cross Roads ...

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

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the South (S) from Brents Cross Roads
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Arkadelphia   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Brents Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
Cardiff   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brents Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Cunningham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brents Cross Roads
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linton   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
 
Morris   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,934 people in 2015)
 - Morris had a post office and railroad service
 
New Castle   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brents Cross Roads
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellville   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brents Cross Roads
 - Powellville 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reid's   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
 
Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Brents Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brents Cross Roads
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloan   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Warrior   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,199 people in 2015)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brents Cross Roads
 - 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 Brents Cross Roads, 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 from Brents Cross Roads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brents Cross Roads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brents Cross Roads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7112, Longitude: -86.9931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brents Cross Roads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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