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1890 Communities Near Plain View ...

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

Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the South (S) from Plain View
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Plain View
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Plain View
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
Chalkville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Plain View
 - Chalkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cunningham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Plain View
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
 
East Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Plain View
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
East Lake   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Plain View
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Plain View
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Gate City   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Plain View
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
Huffman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Plain View
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Irondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Plain View
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Plain View
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
McCombs   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Plain View
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
 
New Castle   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Plain View
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Plain View
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Pratt Mines   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Plain View
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Ridge   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Plain View
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruffner   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Plain View
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Plain View
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Plain View
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Plain View
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Plain View
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weems   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Plain View
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodlawn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Plain View
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn 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 Plain View, 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 from Plain View. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Plain View) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plain View. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5745, Longitude: -86.7714     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plain View have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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