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1890 Communities Near Gum Spring ...

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

Apple Grove   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Battleground   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gum Spring
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
 
Briscoe   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Gum Spring
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Plains   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gum Spring
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Eva   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gum Spring
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Falkville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gum Spring
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
 
Hartselle   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
 
Hulaco   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gum Spring
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leesdale   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Massey   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gum Spring
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mooresville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neel   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Gum Spring
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Priceville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simcoe   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gum Spring
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gum Spring
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Somerville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stringer   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Gum Spring
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swancott   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Gum Spring
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talucah   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gum Spring
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Triana   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valhermoso Springs   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilhites   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gum Spring
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodland Mills   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills 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 Gum Spring, 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 that starts in Gum Spring. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gum Spring) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gum Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4362, Longitude: -86.8186     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gum Spring have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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