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1890 Communities Near McDowell Ferry ...

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

Arcola   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from McDowell Ferry
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belmont   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boligee   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 309 people in 2015)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
 
Cedarville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coatopa   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 171 people
 - Coatopa had a post office and railroad service
 
Dayton   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 50 people in 2015)
 - Dayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Demopolis   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,148 people in 2015)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
 
Faunsdale   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 211 people (with 94 people in 2015)
 - Faunsdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Forkland   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 601 people in 2015)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gallion   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from McDowell Ferry
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
 
Greensboro   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,387 people in 2015)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Jefferson   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laneville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from McDowell Ferry
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linden   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 206 people (with 2,025 people in 2015)
 - Linden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Livingston   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 850 people (with 3,414 people in 2015)
 - Livingston had a post office and railroad service
 
McDowell   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from McDowell Ferry
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
 
Miller   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from McDowell Ferry
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
 
Myrtlewood   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from McDowell Ferry
 - Myrtlewood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newbern   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 179 people in 2015)
 - Newbern had a post office and railroad service
 
Old Spring Hill   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rembert   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) from McDowell Ferry
 - Rembert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sawyerville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McDowell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sunshine   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from McDowell Ferry
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tishabee   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from McDowell Ferry
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tombigbee   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Tombigbee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from McDowell Ferry
 - Tombigbee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitsitt   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McDowell Ferry
 - Whitsitt 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 McDowell Ferry, 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 McDowell Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McDowell Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McDowell Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5229, Longitude: -87.9003     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McDowell Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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