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Lester, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Lester ...

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

Appleton (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lester
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Aspen Hill (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lester
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Aspen Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Bethel (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Lester
 - 1895 population of 161 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cartwright   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lester
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Conway (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lester
 - Conway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dustin (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dustin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lester
 - Dustin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkmont   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lester
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fall River (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lester
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Fall River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gipsy   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lester
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Good Springs   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lester
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goodspring (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lester
 - Goodspring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harwell (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lester
 - Harwell had railroad service and no post office
 
Hay's Mill   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lester
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Lentzville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Lester
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lesters (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lester
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Lesters had a post office and railroad service
 
Lexington   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Lester
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 723 people in 2015)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marbuts (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lester
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Marbuts had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minor Hill (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lester
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Minor Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Rozell   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Lester
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
 
O'Neal   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lester
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pettusville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Lester
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Lester
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lester
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stella (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lester
 - Stella had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sugar   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Lester
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Veto   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Lester
 - Veto had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 Lester, 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 beginning in Lester. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lester) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9877, Longitude: -87.1515     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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