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1890 Communities Near Drifton ...

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

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Drifton
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Alta   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Drifton
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
 
Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Drifton
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Drifton
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
Cardiff   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Drifton
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
 
Coal Valley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Drifton
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Drifton
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Corona   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Drifton
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Drifton
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edgil   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Drifton
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Drifton
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gamble   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Drifton
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
 
Jasper   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Drifton
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Drifton
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Drifton
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Patton   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Drifton
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Drifton
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellville   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Drifton
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Drifton
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saragossa   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Drifton
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Drifton
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloan   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Drifton
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Lowell   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Drifton
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Drifton
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Townley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Drifton
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
 
Wiley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Drifton
 - Wiley 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 Drifton, 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 starting from Drifton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Drifton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drifton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6815, Longitude: -87.2328     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Drifton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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