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1890 Communities Near Compton ...

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, Compton had a post office and railroad service.

Adville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the North (N) from Compton
 - Adville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Argo   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Compton
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,196 people in 2015)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ayres   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Compton
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Ayres had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bangor   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Compton
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
 
Blount Springs   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Compton
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Bradford   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Compton
 - Bradford had a post office and railroad service
 
Chalkville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Compton
 - Chalkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Champion   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Compton
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
 
Chepultepec   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Compton
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Chepultepec had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clay   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Compton
 - Clay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Compton
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Compton
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cunningham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Compton
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
 
Linton   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Compton
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
 
Little Warrior   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Compton
 - Little Warrior had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morris   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Compton
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,934 people in 2015)
 - Morris had a post office and railroad service
 
Oneonta   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Compton
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
 
Reid's   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Compton
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
 
Remlap   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Compton
 - Remlap had a post office and railroad service
 
Selfville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Compton
 - Selfville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Compton
 - Springville had a post office and railroad service
 
Trussville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Compton
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,023 people in 2015)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
 
Viola   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Viola was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Compton
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Viola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warrior   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Compton
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,199 people in 2015)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodward   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Compton
 - 1895 population of 795 people
 - Woodward 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 Compton, 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 Compton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Compton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Compton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8173, Longitude: -86.6278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Compton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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