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Prairie Bluff, Alabama

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1890 Communities Near Prairie Bluff ...

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 Prairie Bluff had a population of 156 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Arlington   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Prairie Bluff
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
 
Bethel   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boiling Springs   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Boiling Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camden   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 545 people (with 1,930 people in 2015)
 - Camden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catherine   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Prairie Bluff
 - Catherine had a post office and railroad service
 
Central Mills   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Central Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coy   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Prairie Bluff
 - Coy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crenshaw   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Crenshaw was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Crenshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crumptonia   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Prairie Bluff
 - Crumptonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eleanor   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Prairie Bluff
 - Eleanor had a post office and railroad service
 
Gastonburg   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Prairie Bluff
 - Gastonburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hampden   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Hampden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kimbrough   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Prairie Bluff
 - Kimbrough had a post office and railroad service
 
Lamison   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Prairie Bluff
 - Lamison had a post office and railroad service
 
Magnolia   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 402 people
 - Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
 
McKinley   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - McKinley had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - millers ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nellie   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Prairie Bluff
 - Nellie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orrville   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 321 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Orrville had a post office and railroad service
 
Pine Hill   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 919 people in 2015)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Portland   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Portland was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Portland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rehoboth   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Rehoboth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockwest   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Prairie Bluff
 - Rockwest had a post office and no railroad service
 
Safford   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Prairie Bluff
 - Safford had a post office and railroad service
 
Tasso   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Prairie Bluff
 - Tasso had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tilden   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Tilden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vineland   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Prairie Bluff
 - Vineland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yellow Bluff   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Prairie Bluff
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 177 people in 2015)
 - Yellow Bluff 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 Prairie Bluff, 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' distance that stretches from Prairie Bluff. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Prairie Bluff) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie Bluff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1343, Longitude: -87.4036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prairie Bluff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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