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1890 Communities Near Eliska ...

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

Alma   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eliska
 - Alma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barlow Bend   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Barlow Bend had a post office and railroad service
 
Blacksher   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eliska
 - Blacksher had a post office and no railroad service
 
Calvert   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eliska
 - Calvert had a post office and railroad service
 
Carson   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eliska
 - Carson had a post office and railroad service
 
Claiborne   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Claiborne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Finchburg   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Finchburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eliska
 - Finchburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gainestown   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Gainestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gosport   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Gosport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Hill   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 1,494 people in 2015)
 - Grove Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jackson   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 4,967 people in 2015)
 - Jackson had a post office and railroad service
 
Latham   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Latham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little River   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eliska
 - Little River had a post office and no railroad service
 
McIntosh   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Eliska
 - McIntosh had railroad service and no post office
 
Monroeville   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 6,110 people in 2015)
 - Monroeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Pleasant   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Mount Pleasant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Perdido   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South (S) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Perdido had railroad service and no post office
 
Perdue Hill   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Perdue Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Suggsville   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Suggsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunflower   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Eliska
 - Sunflower had railroad service and no post office
 
Tensaw   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Tensaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vashti   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North (N) from Eliska
 - Vashti had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wagar   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eliska
 - Wagar had a post office and railroad service
 
Walker Springs   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eliska
 - 1895 population of 140 people
 - Walker Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Whatley   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Eliska
 - Whatley had a post office and railroad service
 
Winn   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eliska
 - Winn 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 Eliska, 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 beginning in Eliska. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eliska) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eliska. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3527, Longitude: -87.6830     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eliska have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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