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1890 Communities Near Leighton ...

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 in 1895, Leighton had a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Leighton had a population of 712 people.

Avoca   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the South (S) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bailey Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Leighton
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Leighton
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comer   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Leighton
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Concord   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Courtland   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
 
Edmond   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Leighton
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Hatton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Leighton
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hunter   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Leighton
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Leighton
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Landersville   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleville   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Leighton
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Leighton
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Hope   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Home   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Leighton
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russellville   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,847 people in 2015)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Florian   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Waco   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Leighton
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco 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 Leighton, 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 from Leighton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leighton) 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 Leighton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leighton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leighton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6986, Longitude: -87.5291     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leighton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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