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1890 Communities Near Consul ...

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

Arlington   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Consul
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
 
Bethel   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bogue Chitto   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Consul
 - Bogue Chitto had a post office and railroad service
 
Boiling Springs   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Boiling Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Browns   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Browns had a post office and railroad service
 
Catherine   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Consul
 - Catherine had a post office and railroad service
 
Central Mills   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Central Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crenshaw   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Crenshaw was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Crenshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crumptonia   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Consul
 - Crumptonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dayton   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 50 people in 2015)
 - Dayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eleanor   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Consul
 - Eleanor had a post office and railroad service
 
Faunsdale   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 211 people (with 94 people in 2015)
 - Faunsdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Gastonburg   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Consul
 - Gastonburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hampden   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Hampden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lamison   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Consul
 - Lamison had a post office and railroad service
 
Linden   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 206 people (with 2,025 people in 2015)
 - Linden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Magnolia   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 402 people
 - Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
 
McKinley   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - McKinley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millers Ferry   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Consul
 - Millers Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Octagon   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Octagon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prairie Bluff   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Prairie Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rehoboth   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Rehoboth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Safford   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Consul
 - Safford had a post office and railroad service
 
Shiloh   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 111 people
 - Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tombigbee   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Tombigbee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Consul
 - Tombigbee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Uniontown   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 854 people (with 2,415 people in 2015)
 - Uniontown had a post office and railroad service
 
Williamsburg   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Williamsburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Williamsburg 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 Consul, 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 'point-to-point' distance from Consul. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Consul) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Consul. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2643, Longitude: -87.5400     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Consul have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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