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 The location of Forestdale 

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1890 Communities Near Forestdale ...

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

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Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Forestdale
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forestdale
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Bartonville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Forestdale
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forestdale
 - 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 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Forestdale
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Forestdale
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
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Cardiff   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Forestdale
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forestdale
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
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Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forestdale
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Forestdale
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
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East Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forestdale
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
East Lake   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Forestdale
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Forestdale
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
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Gate City   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Forestdale
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
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Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Forestdale
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
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Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Forestdale
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Forestdale
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Forestdale
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
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New Castle   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Forestdale
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forestdale
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
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Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Forestdale
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
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Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Forestdale
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Forestdale
 - 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 South (S) from Forestdale
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Forestdale
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Forestdale
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
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Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Forestdale
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
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Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forestdale
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Forestdale
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodlawn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forestdale
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forestdale
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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 Forestdale, 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 starts in Forestdale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Forestdale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Forestdale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forestdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forestdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5701, Longitude: -86.8964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forestdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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