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1890 Communities Near Gurnee Junction ...

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

Anita   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gurnee Junction
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Ashby   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Gurnee Junction
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Ashby had a post office and railroad service
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gurnee Junction
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Gurnee Junction
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Bibbville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Gurnee Junction
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
 
Blocton   (Bibb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gurnee Junction
 - Blocton had a post office and railroad service
 
Boothton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Gurnee Junction
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
Brierfield   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gurnee Junction
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Brierfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Chamblee   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gurnee Junction
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gurnee Junction
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Dogwood   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gurnee Junction
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gurnee Junction
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Giles   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gurnee Junction
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Pond   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gurnee Junction
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gurnee Junction
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Longview   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Gurnee Junction
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
Maylene   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Gurnee Junction
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gurnee Junction
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Montevallo   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gurnee Junction
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,648 people in 2015)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gurnee Junction
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Siluria   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gurnee Junction
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gurnee Junction
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gurnee Junction
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gurnee Junction
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodstock   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Gurnee Junction
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock 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 Gurnee Junction, 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 starts in Gurnee Junction. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gurnee Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gurnee Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1982, Longitude: -86.9642     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gurnee Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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