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

Arcola   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the South (S) from Finches Ferry
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belmont   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Benevola   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Finches Ferry
 - Benevola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boligee   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 309 people in 2015)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
 
Cedarville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clinton   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eutaw   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Finches 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Finches Ferry
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
 
Forkland   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 601 people in 2015)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster's   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greensboro   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,387 people in 2015)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Havana   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Knoxville   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Knoxville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewiston   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Finches Ferry
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mantua   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mantua had a post office and no railroad service
 
Miller   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Finches Ferry
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Hebron   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Phipps   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Phipps had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Ridge   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powers   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Finches Ferry
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sawyerville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sylvan   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tishabee   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Finches Ferry
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Finches Ferry
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 223 people in 2015)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Greene   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Finches Ferry
 - West Greene 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 Finches 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Finches Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Finches Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Finches Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8426, Longitude: -87.8331     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Finches Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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