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Gurley, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Gurley ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Gurley had a population of 570 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Gurley had a population of 788 people.

Bell Factory   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bell Factory had a post office and railroad service
 
Berkley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownsboro   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Brownsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Bucksnort   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deposit   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gurley
 - Deposit had a post office and railroad service
 
Dry Cove   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garth   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grant   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gurley
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenfield   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gurley
 - Greenfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haden   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollytree   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gurley
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huntsville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 7,995 people (with 190,582 people in 2015)
 - Huntsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Keel   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gurley
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Larkinsville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Lim Rock   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Gurley
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Lowe   (Madison County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gurley
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maysville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mercury   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gurley
 - Mercury had railroad service and no post office
 
Moore's Mill   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gurley
 - Moore's Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nebo   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gurley
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Market   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 268 people
 - New Market had a post office and railroad service
 
Owens' Cross Roads   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Padgett   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Padgett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gurley
 - Padgett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Paint Rock   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 207 people in 2015)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Princeton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swearengin   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gurley
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trenton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gurley
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitesburg   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gurley
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 735 people in 2015)
 - Woodville 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 Gurley, 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 that begins in Gurley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gurley) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gurley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gurley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gurley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7000, Longitude: -86.3768     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gurley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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