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1890 Communities Near Manila ...

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

Alma   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Manila
 - Alma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Axle   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Manila
 - Axle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barlow Bend   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Manila
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Barlow Bend had a post office and railroad service
 
Blacksher   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) from Manila
 - Blacksher had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carson   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Manila
 - Carson had a post office and railroad service
 
Claiborne   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Manila
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Claiborne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dickinson   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Manila
 - Dickinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Finchburg   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Finchburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Manila
 - Finchburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gainestown   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Manila
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Gainestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gosport   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Manila
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Gosport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Hill   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Manila
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 1,494 people in 2015)
 - Grove Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jackson   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Manila
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 4,967 people in 2015)
 - Jackson had a post office and railroad service
 
Little River   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Manila
 - Little River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monroeville   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) from Manila
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 6,110 people in 2015)
 - Monroeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Pleasant   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Manila
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Mount Pleasant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Perdue Hill   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Manila
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Perdue Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Stephen's   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Manila
 - 1895 population of 387 people
 - Saint Stephen's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Salitpa   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Manila
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Salitpa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Suggsville   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Manila
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Suggsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunflower   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Manila
 - Sunflower had railroad service and no post office
 
Vashti   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Manila
 - Vashti had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wagar   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Manila
 - Wagar had a post office and railroad service
 
Walker Springs   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Manila
 - 1895 population of 140 people
 - Walker Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Whatley   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Manila
 - Whatley had a post office and railroad service
 
Winn   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Manila
 - Winn 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 Manila, 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 that starts in Manila. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Manila) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manila. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5085, Longitude: -87.7231     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Manila have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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