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Greer, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Greer ...

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

Buyck   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Greer
 - Buyck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Central   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Greer
 - Central had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coosa River   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Greer
 - Coosa River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deatsville   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Greer
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2015)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Dexter   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Greer
 - Dexter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eclectic   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Greer
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,029 people in 2015)
 - Eclectic had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elmore   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Greer
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,271 people in 2015)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
 
Equality   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Greer
 - Equality had a post office and no railroad service
 
Good Hope   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Greer
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Good Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hissop   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Greer
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Hissop had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holtville   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Greer
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jordan   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Greer
 - Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kent   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Greer
 - Kent had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kowaliga   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Greer
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Kowaliga had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lightwood   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Greer
 - Lightwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nixburg   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Greer
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Nixburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pentonville   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greer
 - Pentonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robinson Springs   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Greer
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockford   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greer
 - 1895 population of 240 people (with 449 people in 2015)
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Speed   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greer
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Titus   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Greer
 - Titus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Travelers Rest   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Greer
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Travelers Rest had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wadsworth   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Greer
 - 1895 population of 224 people
 - Wadsworth had a post office and railroad service
 
Ware   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Greer
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Ware had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weoka   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greer
 - Weoka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wetumpka   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Greer
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 7,994 people in 2015)
 - Wetumpka 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 Greer, 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 stretches from Greer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6807, Longitude: -86.1569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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