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Dearing Downs, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Dearing Downs ...

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

Anita   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Dearing Downs
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Dearing Downs
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dearing Downs
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dearing Downs
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Boothton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dearing Downs
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dearing Downs
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Calera   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dearing Downs
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,213 people in 2015)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Dogwood   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dearing Downs
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dearing Downs
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dearing Downs
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Gurnee   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dearing Downs
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Dearing Downs
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dearing Downs
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Dearing Downs
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Longview   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dearing Downs
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
Maylene   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dearing Downs
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dearing Downs
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dearing Downs
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Montevallo   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Dearing Downs
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,648 people in 2015)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dearing Downs
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dearing Downs
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Dearing Downs
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dearing Downs
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Siluria   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Dearing Downs
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dearing Downs
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dearing Downs
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dearing Downs
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dearing Downs
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dearing Downs
 - Woodward Junction 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 Dearing Downs, 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' distance that begins in Dearing Downs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dearing Downs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dearing Downs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2807, Longitude: -86.8300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dearing Downs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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