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1890 Communities Near Driftwood ...

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

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Driftwood
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Driftwood
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Driftwood
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Driftwood
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Driftwood
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Driftwood
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Driftwood
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Driftwood
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Coal Valley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Driftwood
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Driftwood
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Driftwood
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Corona   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Driftwood
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Driftwood
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Driftwood
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Driftwood
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Driftwood
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Driftwood
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Driftwood
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Driftwood
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Driftwood
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Patton   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Driftwood
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Driftwood
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Driftwood
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Driftwood
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Driftwood
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wiley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Driftwood
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Driftwood
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Driftwood
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yolande   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Driftwood
 - 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 Driftwood, 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 stretches from Driftwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Driftwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Driftwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5257, Longitude: -87.2375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Driftwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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