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1890 Communities Near Kingston ...

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

Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartonville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kingston
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
 - east birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
East Lake   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kingston
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Gate City   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kingston
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
Huffman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kingston
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Irondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Kingston
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kingston
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kingston
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
McCombs   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Kingston
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
 
New Castle   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kingston
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kingston
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt Mines   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Ridge   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Kingston
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruffner   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Kingston
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Kingston
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kingston
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Kingston
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Kingston
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weems   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Kingston
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodlawn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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 Kingston, 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 stretches from Kingston. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kingston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5382, Longitude: -86.7692     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kingston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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