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1890 Communities Near Normal ...

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

Bell Factory   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bell Factory had a post office and railroad service
 
Berkley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownsboro   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Brownsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Cluttsville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deposit   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Normal
 - Deposit had a post office and railroad service
 
Fisk   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Normal
 - Fisk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garth   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gladstone   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Normal
 - Gladstone had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenfield   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Normal
 - Greenfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gurley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 788 people in 2015)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
 
Haden   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huntsville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 7,995 people (with 190,582 people in 2015)
 - Huntsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Jeff   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Normal
 - Jeff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Key's Mill   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Normal
 - Key's Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison Crossroads   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Madison Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maysville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mercury   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Normal
 - Mercury had railroad service and no post office
 
Meridianville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Meridianville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monrovia   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Monrovia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moore's Mill   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Normal
 - Moore's Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Market   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 268 people
 - New Market had a post office and railroad service
 
Owens' Cross Roads   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Normal
 - 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Normal
 - Padgett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plevna   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Plevna had a post office and railroad service
 
Whitesburg   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Normal
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wooley Springs   (Limestone County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wooley Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Normal
 - Wooley Springs had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Madison County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Normal. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Normal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Normal. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7890, Longitude: -86.5719     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Normal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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