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1890 Communities Near Cardiff ...

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 Cardiff had a population of 203 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Cardiff had a population of 54 people.

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Cardiff
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cardiff
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartonville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cardiff
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cardiff
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Cardiff
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cardiff
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
Cunningham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Cardiff
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Cardiff
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cardiff
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cardiff
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cardiff
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cardiff
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cardiff
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morris   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cardiff
 - 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Cardiff
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cardiff
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cardiff
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cardiff
 - Powderly 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cardiff
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cardiff
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cardiff
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cardiff
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cardiff
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cardiff
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warrior   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cardiff
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,199 people in 2015)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodlawn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cardiff
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Cardiff
 - 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 Cardiff, 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 Cardiff. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cardiff) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cardiff. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cardiff

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cardiff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6472, Longitude: -86.9306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cardiff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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