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1890 Communities Near Brooks ...

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

Andalusia   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Brooks
 - 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 (N) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Bolling had a post office and railroad service
 
Bowles   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brooks
 - Bowles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brooklyn   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brooks
 - 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 North (N) from Brooks
 - Chapman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cohassett   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Brooks
 - Cohassett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dozier   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Brooks
 - Dozier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 1,783 people (with 3,774 people in 2015)
 - Evergreen had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairfield   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Brooks
 - Fairfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garland   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
 
Georgiana   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 456 people (with 1,667 people in 2015)
 - Georgiana had a post office and railroad service
 
Industry   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brooks
 - Industry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jay Villa   (Conecuh County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Jay Villa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brooks
 - Jay Villa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leon   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Leon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loango   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Brooks
 - Loango had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Union   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brooks
 - Mount Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oaky Streak   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brooks
 - Oaky Streak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pigeon Creek   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Pigeon Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Level   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brooks
 - 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brooks
 - River Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shell   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brooks
 - Shell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sparta   (Conecuh County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sparta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brooks
 - Sparta had railroad service and no post office
 
Starlington   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brooks
 - 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 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brooks
 - Vera Cruz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilcox   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Brooks
 - 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 Brooks, 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 beginning in Brooks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brooks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4818, Longitude: -86.6850     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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