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1890 Communities Near Rural ...

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, Rural had a post office and railroad service.

Arlington   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rural
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
 
Atkeison   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rural
 - Atkeison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bashi   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rural
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bashi had a post office and no railroad service
 
Campbell   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rural
 - Campbell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Choctaw Corner   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Rural
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Choctaw Corner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayhill   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Rural
 - Clayhill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coy   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Rural
 - Coy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Culpeper   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Rural
 - Culpeper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dickinson   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rural
 - Dickinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dixon's Mills   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rural
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Dixon's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellison   (Marengo County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ellison was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Rural
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glover   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rural
 - Glover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Hill   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rural
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 1,494 people in 2015)
 - Grove Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hampden   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rural
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Hampden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kimbrough   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rural
 - Kimbrough had a post office and railroad service
 
Lower Peach Tree   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Rural
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Lower Peach Tree had a post office and no railroad service
 
McEntyre   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rural
 - McEntyre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nicholsville   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rural
 - Nicholsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Hill   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rural
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 919 people in 2015)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Sunny South   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rural
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
 
Tallahatta Springs   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rural
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Tallahatta Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thomasville   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Rural
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 4,051 people in 2015)
 - Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
 
Vashti   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rural
 - Vashti had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vineland   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rural
 - Vineland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whatley   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Rural
 - Whatley had a post office and railroad service
 
Yellow Bluff   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rural
 - 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 Rural, 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 Rural. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rural) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rural. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8643, Longitude: -87.7386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rural have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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