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1890 Communities Near Dowdle ...

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

Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dowdle
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Anita   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Dowdle
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dowdle
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bibbville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dowdle
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
 
Blocton   (Bibb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dowdle
 - Blocton had a post office and railroad service
 
Boothton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Dowdle
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
Brookwood   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dowdle
 - Brookwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dowdle
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Centreville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dowdle
 - 1895 population of 239 people (with 2,704 people in 2015)
 - Centreville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chamblee   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dowdle
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dowdle
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Coaling   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Dowdle
 - 1895 population of 116 people (with 1,648 people in 2015)
 - Coaling had a post office and railroad service
 
Cottondale   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Dowdle
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Dudley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dowdle
 - Dudley had railroad service and no post office
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Dowdle
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Giles   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dowdle
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Pond   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dowdle
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gurnee   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Dowdle
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
Hagler   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dowdle
 - Hagler had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dowdle
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dowdle
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Scottsville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Dowdle
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Scottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dowdle
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dowdle
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dowdle
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Tuscaloosa   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dowdle
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
 
University   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Dowdle
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vance   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Dowdle
 - 1895 population of 96 people (with 1,513 people in 2015)
 - Vance had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodstock   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dowdle
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
 
Yolande   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Dowdle
 - Yolande 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 Dowdle, 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 that stretches from Dowdle. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dowdle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dowdle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1810, Longitude: -87.2100     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dowdle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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