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1890 Communities Near Falls Junction ...

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

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Falls Junction
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Falls Junction
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Falls Junction
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Falls Junction
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Falls Junction
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Falls Junction
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Falls Junction
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Falls Junction
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Falls Junction
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
East Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Falls Junction
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Falls Junction
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Falls Junction
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Falls Junction
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Falls Junction
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Falls Junction
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Falls Junction
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Falls Junction
 - 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 Southeast (SE) from Falls Junction
 - 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Falls Junction
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Falls Junction
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Falls Junction
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Falls Junction
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Falls Junction
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Falls Junction
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Falls Junction
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Falls Junction
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
 - 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 Falls Junction, 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 from Falls Junction. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Falls Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Falls Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5034, Longitude: -86.9233     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Falls Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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