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Giles, Alabama

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1890 Communities Near Giles ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Giles had railroad service and no post office.

Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Giles
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Anita   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Giles
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Giles
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Giles
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Bibbville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Giles
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
 
Blocton   (Bibb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Giles
 - Blocton had a post office and railroad service
 
Boothton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Giles
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
Brookwood   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Giles
 - Brookwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Giles
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
 - chamblee had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Giles
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Coaling   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Giles
 - 1895 population of 116 people (with 1,648 people in 2015)
 - Coaling had a post office and railroad service
 
Dudley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Giles
 - Dudley had railroad service and no post office
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Giles
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Pond   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Giles
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gurnee   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Giles
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Giles
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Giles
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Giles
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Scottsville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Giles
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Scottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Giles
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Giles
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Giles
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Vance   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Giles
 - 1895 population of 96 people (with 1,513 people in 2015)
 - Vance had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodstock   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Giles
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
 
Yolande   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Giles
 - Yolande 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 Giles, 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 in Giles. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Giles) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Giles. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2315, Longitude: -87.1508     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Giles have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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