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1890 Communities Near Glasgow ...

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

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Glasgow
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glasgow
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartonville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glasgow
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glasgow
 - 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 Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Glasgow
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Glasgow
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
Cardiff   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Glasgow
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Glasgow
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Cunningham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Glasgow
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Glasgow
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Glasgow
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Glasgow
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
East Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glasgow
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Glasgow
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Glasgow
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Glasgow
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glasgow
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Glasgow
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Castle   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Glasgow
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glasgow
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Glasgow
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Glasgow
 - 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Glasgow
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glasgow
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Glasgow
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Glasgow
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Glasgow
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Glasgow
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glasgow
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Glasgow
 - 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 Glasgow, 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 Glasgow. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glasgow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glasgow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6107, Longitude: -86.9528     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glasgow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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