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1890 Communities Near Hampden ...

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 Hampden had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Arlington   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hampden
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
 
Atkeison   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hampden
 - Atkeison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bethel   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hampden
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boiling Springs   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hampden
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Boiling Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catherine   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hampden
 - Catherine had a post office and railroad service
 
Choctaw Corner   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hampden
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Choctaw Corner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayhill   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hampden
 - Clayhill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Culpeper   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hampden
 - Culpeper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dixon's Mills   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Hampden
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Dixon's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellison   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ellison was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hampden
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kimbrough   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hampden
 - Kimbrough had a post office and railroad service
 
Lamison   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hampden
 - Lamison had a post office and railroad service
 
Magnolia   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hampden
 - 1895 population of 402 people
 - Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millers Ferry   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Hampden
 - Millers Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moss   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Moss was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hampden
 - Moss had a post office and no railroad service
 
Octagon   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hampden
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Octagon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Hill   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hampden
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 919 people in 2015)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Prairie Bluff   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hampden
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Prairie Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shiloh   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hampden
 - 1895 population of 111 people
 - Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunny South   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Hampden
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
 
Sweet Water   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Hampden
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 246 people in 2015)
 - Sweet Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thomasville   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hampden
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 4,051 people in 2015)
 - Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
 
Vineland   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hampden
 - Vineland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Williamsburg   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Williamsburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hampden
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Williamsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yellow Bluff   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hampden
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 177 people in 2015)
 - Yellow Bluff 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 Hampden, 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 Hampden. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hampden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hampden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0815, Longitude: -87.6289     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hampden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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