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1890 Communities Near Erin ...

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

Ashland   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 635 people (with 1,983 people in 2015)
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Berney's   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Erin
 - Berney's had a post office and railroad service
 
Bluff Springs   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chandler Springs   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Christiana   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Christiana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coldwater   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Erin
 - Coldwater had railroad service and no post office
 
Delta   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Delta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dingler   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Dingler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gibsonville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Erin
 - Gibsonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatchet Creek   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Erin
 - Hatchet Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hopeful   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Erin
 - Hopeful had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ironaton   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Ironaton had a post office and railroad service
 
Jenifer   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 323 people
 - Jenifer had a post office and railroad service
 
Kentuck   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lineville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 234 people (with 2,319 people in 2015)
 - Lineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McElderry   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Erin
 - McElderry had a post office and railroad service
 
Mellow Valley   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Mellow Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millerville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Erin
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Munford   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 1,259 people in 2015)
 - Munford had a post office and railroad service
 
Oxford   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 1,473 people (with 21,249 people in 2015)
 - Oxford had a post office and railroad service
 
Rendalia   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Erin
 - Rendalia had a post office and railroad service
 
Silver Run   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Silver Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smelley   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Erin
 - Smelley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talladega   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 2,063 people (with 15,709 people in 2015)
 - Talladega had a post office and railroad service
 
Turner   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Erin
 - Turner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waldo   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Erin
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 278 people in 2015)
 - Waldo 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 Erin, 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 Erin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Erin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Erin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3626, Longitude: -85.9086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Erin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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