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1890 Communities Near Porter ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Porter had a post office and no railroad service.

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Porter
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Porter
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Porter
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Porter
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
Cardiff   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Porter
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Porter
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Porter
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Porter
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Porter
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Porter
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Porter
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Porter
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Porter
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Porter
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Porter
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Porter
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Porter
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Porter
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Porter
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt Mines   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Porter
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Porter
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Porter
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Porter
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Porter
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Porter
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Porter
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Porter
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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 Porter, 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 from Porter. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Porter) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6232, Longitude: -87.0547     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Porter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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