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1890 Communities Near Madison ...

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

Athens   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
Caro   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Madison
 - Caro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cluttsville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Madison
 - 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Madison
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Gladstone   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Madison
 - Gladstone had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenbrier   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
 
Haden   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harris Station   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Madison
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Huntsville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 7,995 people (with 190,582 people in 2015)
 - Huntsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Jeff   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Madison
 - Jeff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison Crossroads   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Madison Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mercury   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Madison
 - Mercury had railroad service and no post office
 
Meridianville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Meridianville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monrovia   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Monrovia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moore's Mill   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Madison
 - Moore's Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mooresville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Priceville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Spring   (Limestone County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Madison
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Somerville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swancott   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Madison
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talucah   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Madison
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Triana   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valhermoso Springs   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitesburg   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodland Mills   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Madison
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wooley Springs   (Limestone County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wooley Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Madison
 - Wooley Springs had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Madison: www.ci.madison.al.us/

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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 Madison, 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 Madison. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Madison) 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 Madison. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Madison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madison. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7100, Longitude: -86.7517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Madison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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