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1890 Communities Near Northwood ...

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

Athens   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the West (W) from Northwood
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
Bell Factory   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Northwood
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bell Factory had a post office and railroad service
 
Blackburn   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Northwood
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caro   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Northwood
 - Caro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cash Point (TN)   (Lincoln County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Northwood
 - Cash Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cluttsville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Northwood
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Northwood
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Elkmont   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Northwood
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkmont Springs (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Northwood
 - Elkmont Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Estaville   (Limestone County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Estaville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Northwood
 - Estaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fisk   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Northwood
 - Fisk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gladstone   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Northwood
 - Gladstone had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenbrier   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Northwood
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
 
Haden   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Northwood
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harris Station   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Northwood
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Hay's Mill   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Northwood
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Huntsville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Northwood
 - 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Northwood
 - Jeff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison Crossroads   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Northwood
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Madison Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mercury   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Northwood
 - Mercury had railroad service and no post office
 
Meridianville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Northwood
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Meridianville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monrovia   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Northwood
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Monrovia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moore's Mill   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Northwood
 - Moore's Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mooresville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Northwood
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
 
O'Neal   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Northwood
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Spring   (Limestone County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Northwood
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swancott   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Northwood
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talucah   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Northwood
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Triana   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Northwood
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Northwood
 - Wooley Springs had a post office and no railroad service

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7784, Longitude: -86.7583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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