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1890 Communities Near Overton ...

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

Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Overton
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartonville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Overton
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Overton
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Bridgeton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Overton
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chalkville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Overton
 - Chalkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunnavant   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Overton
 - Dunnavant had railroad service and no post office
 
East Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Overton
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
East Lake   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Overton
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Gate City   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Overton
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
Huffman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Overton
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Irondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Overton
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Overton
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leeds   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Overton
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,936 people in 2015)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Overton
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
McCombs   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Overton
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
 
New Castle   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Overton
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Overton
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Overton
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Overton
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Ridge   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Overton
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruffner   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Overton
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Overton
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Overton
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Overton
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vandiver   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Overton
 - Vandiver had a post office and railroad service
 
Weems   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Overton
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodlawn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Overton
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodward   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Overton
 - 1895 population of 795 people
 - Woodward had a post office and 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 Overton, 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 starts in Overton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Overton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Overton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5045, Longitude: -86.6897     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Overton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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