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

Arcola   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belmont   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boligee   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 309 people in 2015)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
 
Cedarville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clinton   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coatopa   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 171 people
 - Coatopa had a post office and railroad service
 
Demopolis   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,148 people in 2015)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
 
Eutaw   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,766 people in 2015)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
 
Evansville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
 
Faunsdale   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 211 people (with 94 people in 2015)
 - Faunsdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Forkland   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Merryweathers 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
 
Greensboro   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Merryweathers 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laneville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Livingston   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Merryweathers 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
 
Miller   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Hebron   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newbern   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Merryweathers 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sawyerville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sunshine   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tishabee   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Merryweathers 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 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Merryweathers Ferry
 - Tombigbee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitsitt   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Merryweathers 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 Merryweathers 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 Merryweathers Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Merryweathers Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merryweathers Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6210, Longitude: -87.8583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Merryweathers Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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