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1890 Communities Near Port Royal ...

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

Arcola   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Port Royal
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belmont   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boligee   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 309 people in 2015)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
 
Brush Creek   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Brush Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedarville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Demopolis   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,148 people in 2015)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
 
Eutaw   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,766 people in 2015)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
 
Evansville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Port Royal
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
 
Faunsdale   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 211 people (with 94 people in 2015)
 - Faunsdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Folsom   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Port Royal
 - Folsom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forkland   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 601 people in 2015)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gallion   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Port Royal
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
 
Greensboro   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,387 people in 2015)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Havana   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jefferson   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laneville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Port Royal
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McDowell   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Port Royal
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
 
Miller   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Port Royal
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
 
Newbern   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Port Royal
 - 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sawyerville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sunshine   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Port Royal
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tishabee   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Port Royal
 - 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Port Royal
 - Tombigbee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Uniontown   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Port Royal
 - 1895 population of 854 people (with 2,415 people in 2015)
 - Uniontown had a post office and railroad service
 
Whitsitt   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Port Royal
 - 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 Port Royal, 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 Port Royal. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Port Royal) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Royal. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6415, Longitude: -87.7458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Port Royal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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