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Hobson, Alabama
(Randolph County)

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1890 Communities Near Hobson ...

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

Cambridge   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hobson
 - Cambridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornhouse   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hobson
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cornhouse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dingler   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hobson
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Dingler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Doublehead   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Hobson
 - Doublehead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forester Chapel   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hobson
 - Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frolona (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hobson
 - Frolona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Graham   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hobson
 - Graham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haywood   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hobson
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - Haywood had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Shoals   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hobson
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - High Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lamar   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Hobson
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lofty   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Hobson
 - Lofty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Louina   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hobson
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malone Ferry   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hobson
 - Malone Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milner   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hobson
 - Milner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Hobson
 - Newell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ofelia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hobson
 - Ofelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Omaha   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hobson
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Omaha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Potash   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Hobson
 - Potash had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roanoke   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hobson
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 6,005 people in 2015)
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
 
Rock Mills   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hobson
 - 1895 population of 385 people
 - Rock Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockalo (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hobson
 - Rockalo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockdale   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hobson
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Rockdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sewell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hobson
 - Sewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Texas (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hobson
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waldrep   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hobson
 - Waldrep had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wedowee   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hobson
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 809 people in 2015)
 - Wedowee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wehadkee   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hobson
 - Wehadkee had a post office and no railroad service
 
West   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hobson
 - West 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 Hobson, 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 starts in Hobson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hobson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hobson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2807, Longitude: -85.4074     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hobson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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