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1890 Communities Near Lowetown ...

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

Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lowetown
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Anita   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lowetown
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lowetown
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lowetown
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Bibbville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lowetown
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lowetown
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Boothton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lowetown
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lowetown
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lowetown
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chamblee   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lowetown
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lowetown
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lowetown
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Giles   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lowetown
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Pond   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lowetown
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gurnee   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lowetown
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lowetown
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lowetown
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Lowetown
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lowetown
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lowetown
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lowetown
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Lowetown
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lowetown
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodstock   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lowetown
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
 
Yolande   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Lowetown
 - Yolande had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lowetown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3087, Longitude: -87.0753     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lowetown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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