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

Apple Grove   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Berkley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Briscoe   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from McMahans Ferry
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownsboro   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Brownsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Bucksnort   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottonville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Friendship   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McMahans Ferry
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gurley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 788 people in 2015)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
 
Haden   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huntsville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 7,995 people (with 190,582 people in 2015)
 - Huntsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Keel   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from McMahans Ferry
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowe   (Madison County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McMahans Ferry
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nebo   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from McMahans Ferry
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oleander   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
 
Owens' Cross Roads   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Paint Rock   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 207 people in 2015)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Stringer   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from McMahans Ferry
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swancott   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from McMahans Ferry
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talucah   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from McMahans Ferry
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Triana   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union Grove   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McMahans Ferry
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valhermoso Springs   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitesburg   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodland Mills   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from McMahans Ferry
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills 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 McMahans 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 that begins in McMahans Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McMahans Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McMahans Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5551, Longitude: -86.5511     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McMahans Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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