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1890 Communities Near Houston ...

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 Houston had a population of 85 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Addison   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Houston
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ardell   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Houston
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ashbank   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Houston
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baldwin   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Houston
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
 
Battleground   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Houston
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bremen   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Houston
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clifty   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Houston
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crane Hill   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Houston
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Double Springs   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Houston
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edgil   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Houston
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellaville   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Houston
 - Ellaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gamble   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Houston
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
 
Jesseton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Houston
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jones' Chapel   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Houston
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kinlock   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Houston
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Logan   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Houston
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lynn   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Houston
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
 
Marylee   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Houston
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Natural Bridge   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Houston
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nauvoo   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Houston
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 213 people in 2015)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nesmith   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Houston
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pebble   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Houston
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellville   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Houston
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prospect   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Houston
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saragossa   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Houston
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
 
South Lowell   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Houston
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trimble   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Houston
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upshaw   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Houston
 - Upshaw 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 Houston, 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 stretches from Houston. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Houston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Houston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Houston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1415, Longitude: -87.2581     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Houston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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