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1890 Communities Near Nitrate City ...

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

Avoca   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bailey Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Nitrate City
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nitrate City
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comer   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Nitrate City
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Concord   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Courtland   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
 
Edmond   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nitrate City
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Green Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nitrate City
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hunter   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nitrate City
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nitrate City
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nitrate City
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Littleville   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nitrate City
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nitrate City
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pruitton   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Nitrate City
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
 
Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nitrate City
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Webster   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nitrate City
 - Webster 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 Nitrate City, 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 that starts in Nitrate City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nitrate City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nitrate City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nitrate City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nitrate City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7573, Longitude: -87.5597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nitrate City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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