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1890 Communities Near Howtons Ferry ...

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

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Alta   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Howtons Ferry
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Howtons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brookwood   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Howtons Ferry
 - Brookwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chamblee   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Coal Valley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Howtons Ferry
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Howtons Ferry
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Howtons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Corona   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Howtons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Howtons Ferry
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Giles   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Howtons Ferry
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Howtons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Howtons Ferry
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Patton   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Howtons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samantha   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Howtons Ferry
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Howtons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wiley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Howtons Ferry
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yolande   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Howtons Ferry
 - Yolande 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 Howtons Ferry, 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 Howtons Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Howtons Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howtons Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4832, Longitude: -87.2847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Howtons Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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