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1890 Communities Near Bright Star ...

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 in 1895, Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service.

Alice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bright Star
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
 
Arab   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bright Star
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartlett   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Bright Star
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bird   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bright Star
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blountsville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bright Star
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,697 people in 2015)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brooksville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Bright Star
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarence   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Bright Star
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Diamond   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Bright Star
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highmound   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bright Star
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Pond   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Bright Star
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horton   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bright Star
 - Horton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huldah   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bright Star
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyatt   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bright Star
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Joppa   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bright Star
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liberty   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bright Star
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
McLarty   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Bright Star
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Hill   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Bright Star
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Redbud   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bright Star
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reedbrake   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Bright Star
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Royal   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bright Star
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sidney   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bright Star
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snead   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bright Star
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strawberry   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bright Star
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Street   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bright Star
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
 
Summit   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bright Star
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tappan   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bright Star
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bright Star
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wynnville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bright Star
 - Wynnville 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 Bright Star, 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 from Bright Star. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bright Star) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bright Star. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1604, Longitude: -86.4303     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bright Star have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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