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1890 Communities Near River Oaks ...

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

Bailey Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from River Oaks
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from River Oaks
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from River Oaks
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from River Oaks
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cherokee   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from River Oaks
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
 
Cloverdale   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from River Oaks
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edmond   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from River Oaks
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from River Oaks
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Gravelly Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from River Oaks
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from River Oaks
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hunter   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from River Oaks
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from River Oaks
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from River Oaks
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Littleville   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from River Oaks
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from River Oaks
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Mountain Mills   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from River Oaks
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from River Oaks
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pruitton   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from River Oaks
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
 
Rhodesville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from River Oaks
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from River Oaks
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from River Oaks
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithsonia   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from River Oaks
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - south florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from River Oaks
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from River Oaks
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Webster   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from River Oaks
 - Webster 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 River Oaks, 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 River Oaks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- River Oaks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7737, Longitude: -87.6845     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for River Oaks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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