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Oak Grove, Alabama
(Hale County)

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1890 Communities Near Oak Grove ...

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

Arcola   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the West (W) from Oak Grove
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belmont   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Browns   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Browns had a post office and railroad service
 
Cedarville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crenshaw   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Crenshaw was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Crenshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dayton   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 50 people in 2015)
 - Dayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Demopolis   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,148 people in 2015)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
 
Faunsdale   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 211 people (with 94 people in 2015)
 - Faunsdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Folsom   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Oak Grove
 - Folsom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forkland   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 601 people in 2015)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gallion   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oak Grove
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
 
Greensboro   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,387 people in 2015)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Jefferson   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laneville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oak Grove
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linden   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 206 people (with 2,025 people in 2015)
 - Linden had a post office and no railroad service
 
McDowell   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Oak Grove
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
 
McKinley   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - McKinley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newbern   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 179 people in 2015)
 - Newbern had a post office and railroad service
 
Old Spring Hill   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sawyerville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sunshine   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Oak Grove
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tishabee   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oak Grove
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tombigbee   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Tombigbee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Oak Grove
 - Tombigbee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Uniontown   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 854 people (with 2,415 people in 2015)
 - Uniontown had a post office and railroad service
 
Whitsitt   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oak Grove
 - Whitsitt 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 Oak Grove, 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 beginning in Oak Grove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oak Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5462, Longitude: -87.6775     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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