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(Marengo County)

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1890 Communities Near Hill Top ...

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

Aimwell   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the South (S) from Hill Top
 - Aimwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayhill   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hill Top
 - Clayhill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coatopa   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 171 people
 - Coatopa had a post office and railroad service
 
Crenshaw   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Crenshaw was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Crenshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dayton   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 50 people in 2015)
 - Dayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Demopolis   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,148 people in 2015)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
 
Dixon's Mills   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Dixon's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jefferson   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linden   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 206 people (with 2,025 people in 2015)
 - Linden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Magnolia   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 402 people
 - Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
 
McDowell   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Hill Top
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
 
Moss   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Moss was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hill Top
 - Moss had a post office and no railroad service
 
Myrtlewood   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Hill Top
 - Myrtlewood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nanafalia   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Nanafalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nicholsville   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Hill Top
 - Nicholsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Octagon   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Octagon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Old Spring Hill   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Putnam   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hill Top
 - Putnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rembert   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hill Top
 - Rembert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robjohn   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hill Top
 - Robjohn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shiloh   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 111 people
 - Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sweet Water   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 246 people in 2015)
 - Sweet Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tombigbee   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Tombigbee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hill Top
 - Tombigbee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tompkinsville   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hill Top
 - Tompkinsville 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hill Top
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Williamsburg 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 Hill Top, 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 beginning in Hill Top. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hill Top) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hill Top. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2596, Longitude: -87.9003     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hill Top have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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