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1890 Communities Near Moontown ...

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

Bell Factory   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the North (N) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bell Factory had a post office and railroad service
 
Berkley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownsboro   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Brownsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Deposit   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Moontown
 - Deposit had a post office and railroad service
 
Garth   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gladstone   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moontown
 - Gladstone had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenfield   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Moontown
 - Greenfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gurley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 788 people in 2015)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
 
Haden   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollytree   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Moontown
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huntsville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 7,995 people (with 190,582 people in 2015)
 - Huntsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Key's Mill   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Moontown
 - Key's Mill 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Moontown
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maysville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mercury   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moontown
 - Mercury had railroad service and no post office
 
Meridianville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Meridianville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moore's Mill   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Moontown
 - Moore's Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nebo   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Moontown
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Market   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 268 people
 - New Market had a post office and railroad service
 
Owens' Cross Roads   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Padgett   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Padgett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Moontown
 - Padgett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Paint Rock   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 207 people in 2015)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Princeton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trenton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Moontown
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitesburg   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Moontown
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 735 people in 2015)
 - Woodville had a post office and 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 Moontown, 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 beginning in Moontown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moontown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moontown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7334, Longitude: -86.4569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moontown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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