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1890 Communities Near Durdens Ferry ...

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

Arcola   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Durdens Ferry
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belmont   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boligee   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 309 people in 2015)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
 
Boyd   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) from Durdens Ferry
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedarville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clinton   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coatopa   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 171 people
 - Coatopa had a post office and railroad service
 
Demopolis   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,148 people in 2015)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
 
Eutaw   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,766 people in 2015)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
 
Evansville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Durdens Ferry
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
 
Forkland   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 601 people in 2015)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gallion   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Durdens Ferry
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
 
Greensboro   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,387 people in 2015)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Hamner   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Durdens Ferry
 - Hamner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jefferson   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laneville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Durdens Ferry
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Livingston   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 850 people (with 3,414 people in 2015)
 - Livingston had a post office and railroad service
 
McDowell   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Durdens Ferry
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
 
Miller   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Durdens Ferry
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Hebron   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Old Spring Hill   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sawyerville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sumterville   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Durdens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Sumterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tishabee   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Durdens Ferry
 - Tishabee 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Durdens Ferry
 - Tombigbee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitsitt   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Durdens Ferry
 - Whitsitt 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 Durdens Ferry, 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 in Durdens Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Durdens Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Durdens Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6315, Longitude: -87.9308     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Durdens Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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