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Hamburg, Alabama
(Wilcox County)

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1890 Communities Near Hamburg ...

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

Allenton   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Allenton had a post office and railroad service
 
Awin   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hamburg
 - Awin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belknap   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Belknap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bragg's   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bragg's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Butler Springs   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Butler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caledonia   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hamburg
 - Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camden   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 545 people (with 1,930 people in 2015)
 - Camden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carlowville   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Carlowville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson's   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hamburg
 - Dawson's had railroad service and no post office
 
Farmersville   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Farmersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fatama   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hamburg
 - Fatama had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forest Home   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Forest Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Furman   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Furman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harmony   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hamburg
 - Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kings   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Hamburg
 - Kings had railroad service and no post office
 
McBrydes   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Hamburg
 - McBrydes had railroad service and no post office
 
Minter   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Minter had a post office and railroad service
 
Monterey   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 280 people
 - Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Apple   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 126 people in 2015)
 - Pine Apple had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 278 people
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill Station   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Hamburg
 - Pleasant Hill Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Portland   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Portland was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Portland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richmond   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Richmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosebud   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hamburg
 - Rosebud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snow Hill   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Snow Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Tilden   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hamburg
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Tilden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkestan   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Turkestan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hamburg
 - Turkestan 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 Hamburg, 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 Hamburg. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hamburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9760, Longitude: -87.0355     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hamburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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