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Gorgas, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Gorgas ...

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

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Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gorgas
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gorgas
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Alta   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Gorgas
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
 
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Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Gorgas
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Gorgas
 - 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Gorgas
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
 
Coal Valley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gorgas
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gorgas
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Gorgas
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Corona   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gorgas
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
 
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Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gorgas
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gorgas
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Edgil   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gorgas
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gorgas
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Gamble   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gorgas
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
 
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Jasper   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gorgas
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
 
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Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Gorgas
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gorgas
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Patton   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gorgas
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gorgas
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellville   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gorgas
 - Powellville 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gorgas
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gorgas
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gorgas
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gorgas
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloan   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gorgas
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Lowell   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Gorgas
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gorgas
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Townley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gorgas
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
 
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Wiley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gorgas
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gorgas
 - 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 Gorgas, 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 from Gorgas. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gorgas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gorgas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6493, Longitude: -87.2081     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gorgas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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