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1890 Communities Near Mount Hester ...

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

Barton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the East (E) from Mount Hester
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
 
Bishop   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount Hester
 - Bishop had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnsville (MS)   (Tishomingo County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Hester
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 932 people in 2015)
 - Burnsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cherokee   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mount Hester
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
 
Denton   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount Hester
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frankfort   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mount Hester
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Good Springs   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Good Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount Hester
 - Good Springs had railroad service and no post office
 
Gravelly Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mount Hester
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ingleton   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Mount Hester
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iuka (MS)   (Tishomingo County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Hester
 - 1895 population of 1,019 people (with 3,001 people in 2015)
 - Iuka had a post office and railroad service
 
Kendell   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kendell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mount Hester
 - Kendell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Margerum   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mount Hester
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
 
Maud   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount Hester
 - Maud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Mills   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Hester
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mount Hester
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Site   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount Hester
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rhodesville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mount Hester
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riverton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mount Hester
 - Riverton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Creek   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount Hester
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Mount Hester
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
Short (MS)   (Tishomingo County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mount Hester
 - Short had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithsonia   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mount Hester
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Mount Hester
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Waterloo   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mount Hester
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Waterloo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wright   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Mount Hester
 - Wright 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 Mount Hester, 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 Mount Hester. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Hester) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Hester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7284, Longitude: -88.0120     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Hester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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