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1890 Communities Near Coal Bluff ...

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

Arlington   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Coal Bluff
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
 
Atkeison   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Coal Bluff
 - Atkeison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bethel   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Coal Bluff
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boiling Springs   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Coal Bluff
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Boiling Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buena Vista   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Coal Bluff
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Buena Vista had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camden   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Coal Bluff
 - 1895 population of 545 people (with 1,930 people in 2015)
 - Camden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catherine   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Coal Bluff
 - Catherine had a post office and railroad service
 
Chestnut   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Coal Bluff
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Chestnut had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coy   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Coal Bluff
 - Coy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Culpeper   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Coal Bluff
 - Culpeper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellison   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ellison was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Coal Bluff
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fatama   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Coal Bluff
 - Fatama had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hampden   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Coal Bluff
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Hampden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kimbrough   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Coal Bluff
 - Kimbrough had a post office and railroad service
 
Lamison   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Coal Bluff
 - Lamison had a post office and railroad service
 
Lower Peach Tree   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Coal Bluff
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Lower Peach Tree had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millers Ferry   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Coal Bluff
 - Millers Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nellie   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Coal Bluff
 - Nellie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Hill   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Coal Bluff
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 919 people in 2015)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Prairie Bluff   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Coal Bluff
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Prairie Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rehoboth   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Coal Bluff
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Rehoboth had a post office and no railroad service
 
River Ridge   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While River Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Coal Bluff
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - River Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockwest   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Coal Bluff
 - Rockwest had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosebud   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Coal Bluff
 - Rosebud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunny South   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Coal Bluff
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomasville   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Coal Bluff
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 4,051 people in 2015)
 - Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
 
Tinela   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Coal Bluff
 - Tinela had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vineland   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Coal Bluff
 - Vineland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yellow Bluff   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Coal Bluff
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 177 people in 2015)
 - Yellow Bluff 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 Coal Bluff, 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 Coal Bluff. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Coal Bluff) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coal Bluff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9451, Longitude: -87.4383     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coal Bluff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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