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1890 Communities Near Jerusalem ...

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

Athens   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jerusalem
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blackburn   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jerusalem
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cartwright   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jerusalem
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Concord   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Courtland   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Jerusalem
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Edmond   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jerusalem
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gipsy   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Jerusalem
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Good Springs   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Jerusalem
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harris Station   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Jerusalem
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Hatton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Jerusalem
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillsboro   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Jerusalem
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Lentzville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Jerusalem
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moulton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Rozell   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Home   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Jerusalem
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
O'Neal   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jerusalem
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jerusalem
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jerusalem
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Jerusalem
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and 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 Jerusalem, 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' distance that stretches from Jerusalem. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jerusalem) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jerusalem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7051, Longitude: -87.2270     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jerusalem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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