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Bridgeton, Alabama

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1890 Communities Near Bridgeton ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Bridgeton had a population of 110 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Bridgeton
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartonville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bridgeton
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bridgeton
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Dunnavant   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bridgeton
 - Dunnavant had railroad service and no post office
 
East Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bridgeton
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
East Lake   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bridgeton
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Gate City   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bridgeton
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
Huffman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Bridgeton
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Irondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Bridgeton
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Bridgeton
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leeds   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bridgeton
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,936 people in 2015)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bridgeton
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
Lowery   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Bridgeton
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
 
McCombs   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bridgeton
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bridgeton
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Bridgeton
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bridgeton
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Bridgeton
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Ridge   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Bridgeton
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruffner   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bridgeton
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Bridgeton
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Sterrett   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Bridgeton
 - Sterrett had a post office and railroad service
 
Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bridgeton
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vandiver   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bridgeton
 - Vandiver had a post office and railroad service
 
Weems   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Bridgeton
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodlawn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bridgeton
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and 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 Bridgeton, 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 starts in Bridgeton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bridgeton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgeton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4440, Longitude: -86.6575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bridgeton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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