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1890 Communities Near Letson Settlement ...

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

Avoca   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the West (W) from Letson Settlement
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Letson Settlement
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camp Spring   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Letson Settlement
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Concord   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Letson Settlement
 - 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 North Northwest (NNW) from Letson Settlement
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Letson Settlement
 - 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 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Letson Settlement
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Edmond   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Letson Settlement
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Letson Settlement
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillsboro   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Letson Settlement
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Hunter   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Letson Settlement
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesseton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Letson Settlement
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Landersville   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Letson Settlement
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Letson Settlement
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Moulton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Letson Settlement
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hope   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Letson Settlement
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Home   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Letson Settlement
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neel   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Letson Settlement
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Letson Settlement
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakville   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Letson Settlement
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Letson Settlement
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Letson Settlement
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Letson Settlement
 - 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Letson Settlement
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Letson Settlement
 - 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 Letson Settlement, 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 that stretches from Letson Settlement. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Letson Settlement) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Letson Settlement. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5768, Longitude: -87.2917     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Letson Settlement have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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