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1890 Communities Near Highmound ...

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 in 1895, Highmound had a post office and no railroad service.

Alice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the East (E) from Highmound
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
 
Aurora   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Highmound
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartlett   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Highmound
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bird   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Highmound
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bright Star   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Highmound
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brooksville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Highmound
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarence   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Highmound
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Diamond   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Highmound
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horton   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Highmound
 - Horton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huldah   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Highmound
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyatt   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Highmound
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liberty   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Highmound
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
McLarty   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Highmound
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nix   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Highmound
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Apple   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Red Apple was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Highmound
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Hill   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Highmound
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Redbud   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Highmound
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reedbrake   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Highmound
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Royal   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Highmound
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sidney   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Highmound
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snead   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Highmound
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strawberry   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Highmound
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Street   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Highmound
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
 
Summit   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Highmound
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tappan   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Highmound
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Highmound
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wynnville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Highmound
 - Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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 Highmound, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Highmound. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Highmound) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highmound. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1440, Longitude: -86.3789     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highmound have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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