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1890 Communities Near Grissom Ferry ...

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

Alpine   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine had a post office and railroad service
 
Berney's   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Grissom Ferry
 - Berney's had a post office and railroad service
 
Brompton   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Grissom Ferry
 - Brompton had a post office and railroad service
 
Childersburg   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 5,046 people in 2015)
 - Childersburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Coal City   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Grissom Ferry
 - Coal City had a post office and railroad service
 
Cook's Springs   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Grissom Ferry
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Cropwell   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Cropwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Dunnavant   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Grissom Ferry
 - Dunnavant had railroad service and no post office
 
East Bend   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Grissom Ferry
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eden   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Eden had a post office and railroad service
 
Eureka   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harpersville   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,681 people in 2015)
 - Harpersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lincoln   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 6,524 people in 2015)
 - Lincoln had a post office and railroad service
 
Lowery   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Grissom Ferry
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moody   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Grissom Ferry
 - Moody had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nottingham   (Talladega County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nottingham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Nottingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pell City   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Grissom Ferry
 - Pell City had a post office and railroad service
 
Rendalia   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Grissom Ferry
 - Rendalia had a post office and railroad service
 
Renfroe   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Renfroe had a post office and railroad service
 
Riverside   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Grissom Ferry
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
 
Seddon   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Seddon had a post office and railroad service
 
Stemley   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Grissom Ferry
 - Stemley had a post office and railroad service
 
Sterrett   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Grissom Ferry
 - Sterrett had a post office and railroad service
 
Talladega   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 2,063 people (with 15,709 people in 2015)
 - Talladega had a post office and railroad service
 
Vandiver   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Grissom Ferry
 - Vandiver had a post office and railroad service
 
Vincent   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Grissom Ferry
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
 
Wolf Creek   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek 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 Grissom Ferry, 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 from Grissom Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grissom Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grissom Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4501, Longitude: -86.3130     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grissom Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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