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1890 Communities Near Fosters Mill ...

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

Avoca   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bailey Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fosters Mill
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belew   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Fosters Mill
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fosters Mill
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comer   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Fosters Mill
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Concord   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Courtland   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
 
Edmond   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fosters Mill
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Green Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Fosters Mill
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillsboro   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Hunter   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fosters Mill
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fosters Mill
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fosters Mill
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Lentzville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fosters Mill
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lexington   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 723 people in 2015)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fosters Mill
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Mountain Home   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fosters Mill
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Fosters Mill
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Fosters Mill
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Fosters Mill
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and 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 Fosters Mill, 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 that stretches from Fosters Mill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fosters Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fosters Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7673, Longitude: -87.4181     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fosters Mill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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