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1890 Communities Near North Port ...

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

Bailey Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from North Port
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from North Port
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from North Port
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from North Port
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cloverdale   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from North Port
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edmond   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from North Port
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from North Port
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Gravelly Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from North Port
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from North Port
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from North Port
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from North Port
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from North Port
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Littleville   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from North Port
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from North Port
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Mountain Mills   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from North Port
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from North Port
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pruitton   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from North Port
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
 
Rhodesville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from North Port
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from North Port
 - 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from North Port
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithsonia   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from North Port
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - south florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from North Port
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from North Port
 - 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from North Port
 - 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 North Port, 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 that begins in North Port. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Port) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Port. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7884, Longitude: -87.6723     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Port have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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