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Poplar Creek, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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1890 Communities Near Poplar Creek ...

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

Athens   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Poplar Creek
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
Blackburn   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Poplar Creek
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cartwright   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Creek
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Courtland   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Poplar Creek
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Poplar Creek
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Poplar Creek
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Elkmont   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Creek
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gipsy   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Creek
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Good Springs   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Poplar Creek
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenbrier   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Poplar Creek
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
 
Harris Station   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Poplar Creek
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Hay's Mill   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Poplar Creek
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Hillsboro   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Poplar Creek
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Lentzville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Poplar Creek
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mooresville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Poplar Creek
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moulton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Poplar Creek
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Rozell   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Poplar Creek
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Home   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Poplar Creek
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neel   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Poplar Creek
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
O'Neal   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Creek
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Creek
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Creek
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Poplar Creek
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Poplar Creek
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sugar   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Poplar Creek
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Poplar Creek
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek 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 Poplar Creek, 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 beginning in Poplar Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Poplar Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7315, Longitude: -87.1417     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Poplar Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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