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1890 Communities Near Edgewood ...

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

Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Edgewood
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartonville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Edgewood
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Edgewood
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Edgewood
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Bridgeton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Edgewood
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Edgewood
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Edgewood
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Edgewood
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
East Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Edgewood
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
East Lake   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Edgewood
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Edgewood
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Gate City   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Edgewood
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Edgewood
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Irondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Edgewood
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Edgewood
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Edgewood
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Edgewood
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Edgewood
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Edgewood
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt Mines   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Edgewood
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruffner   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Edgewood
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Edgewood
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Edgewood
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Edgewood
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Edgewood
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Edgewood
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Edgewood
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodlawn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Edgewood
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Edgewood
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Edgewood
 - Wylam 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 Edgewood, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Edgewood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Edgewood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4676, Longitude: -86.8108     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgewood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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