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1890 Communities Near Prairie ...

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

Arlington   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Prairie
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
 
Bethel   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Prairie
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boiling Springs   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Prairie
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Boiling Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camden   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Prairie
 - 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Prairie
 - Catherine had a post office and railroad service
 
Central Mills   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Prairie
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Central Mills 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Prairie
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Crenshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crumptonia   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Prairie
 - Crumptonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eleanor   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Prairie
 - Eleanor had a post office and railroad service
 
Gastonburg   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Prairie
 - Gastonburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hampden   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Prairie
 - 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
 - Kimbrough had a post office and railroad service
 
Lamison   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Prairie
 - Lamison had a post office and railroad service
 
Magnolia   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Prairie
 - 1895 population of 402 people
 - Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
 
McKinley   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Prairie
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - McKinley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millers Ferry   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Prairie
 - Millers Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orrville   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Prairie
 - 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
 - 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Prairie
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Portland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prairie Bluff   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Prairie
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Prairie Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rehoboth   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Prairie
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Rehoboth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockwest   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Prairie
 - Rockwest had a post office and no railroad service
 
Safford   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Prairie
 - Safford had a post office and railroad service
 
Tasso   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Prairie
 - Tasso had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vineland   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Prairie
 - Vineland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Williamsburg   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Williamsburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Prairie
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Williamsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yellow Bluff   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Prairie
 - 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, 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 Prairie. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Prairie) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1540, Longitude: -87.4400     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prairie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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