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Mount Olive, Alabama
(Butler County)

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1890 Communities Near Mount Olive ...

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

Awin   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mount Olive
 - Awin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belleville   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mount Olive
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Belleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bolling   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mount Olive
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Bolling had a post office and railroad service
 
Bowles   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Mount Olive
 - Bowles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnt Corn   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Mount Olive
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Burnt Corn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Butler Springs   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Mount Olive
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Butler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapman   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mount Olive
 - Chapman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cohassett   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mount Olive
 - Cohassett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Commerce   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mount Olive
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Commerce had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount Olive
 - 1895 population of 1,783 people (with 3,774 people in 2015)
 - Evergreen had a post office and railroad service
 
Garland   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mount Olive
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
 
Georgiana   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mount Olive
 - 1895 population of 456 people (with 1,667 people in 2015)
 - Georgiana had a post office and railroad service
 
Herbert   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Mount Olive
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Herbert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Industry   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Mount Olive
 - Industry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jay Villa   (Conecuh County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Jay Villa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount Olive
 - Jay Villa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Union   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount Olive
 - Mount Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oaky Streak   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Mount Olive
 - Oaky Streak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Level   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mount Olive
 - 1895 population of 61 people (with 490 people in 2015)
 - Red Level had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shacklesville   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Mount Olive
 - Shacklesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shell   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Mount Olive
 - Shell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skinnerton   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Olive
 - Skinnerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sparta   (Conecuh County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sparta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount Olive
 - Sparta had railroad service and no post office
 
Starlington   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Mount Olive
 - Starlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vera Cruz   (Covington County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Vera Cruz was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Olive
 - Vera Cruz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilcox   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount Olive
 - Wilcox had railroad service and no post office

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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 Olive, 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Mount Olive. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Olive) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Olive. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5785, Longitude: -86.8480     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Olive have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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