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1890 Communities Near Kalem ...

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

Allenton   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kalem
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Allenton had a post office and railroad service
 
Awin   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kalem
 - Awin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Axle   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kalem
 - Axle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bermuda   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Kalem
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Bermuda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bowles   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kalem
 - Bowles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buena Vista   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kalem
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Buena Vista had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnt Corn   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kalem
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Burnt Corn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caledonia   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kalem
 - Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chestnut   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Kalem
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Chestnut had a post office and no railroad service
 
Commerce   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Kalem
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Commerce had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fatama   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Kalem
 - Fatama had a post office and no railroad service
 
Finchburg   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Finchburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kalem
 - Finchburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lovan   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Lovan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kalem
 - Lovan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monroeville   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kalem
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 6,110 people in 2015)
 - Monroeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Natchez   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kalem
 - Natchez had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nellie   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kalem
 - Nellie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Apple   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kalem
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 126 people in 2015)
 - Pine Apple had a post office and railroad service
 
Pineville   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kalem
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riley   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kalem
 - Riley had a post office and no railroad service
 
River Ridge   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While River Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Kalem
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - River Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosebud   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kalem
 - Rosebud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skinnerton   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kalem
 - Skinnerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tinela   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kalem
 - Tinela had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkestan   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Turkestan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kalem
 - Turkestan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turnbull   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Kalem
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Turnbull 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 Kalem, 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Kalem. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kalem) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kalem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7052, Longitude: -87.2158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kalem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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