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1890 Communities Near Safford ...

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, Safford had a post office and railroad service.

Bethel   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Safford
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bogue Chitto   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Safford
 - Bogue Chitto had a post office and railroad service
 
Boiling Springs   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Safford
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Boiling Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Browns   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Safford
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Browns had a post office and railroad service
 
Cahaba   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cahaba was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Safford
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Cahaba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catherine   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Safford
 - Catherine had a post office and railroad service
 
Central Mills   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Safford
 - 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 West (W) from Safford
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Crenshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crumptonia   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Safford
 - Crumptonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dayton   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Safford
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 50 people in 2015)
 - Dayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eleanor   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Safford
 - Eleanor had a post office and railroad service
 
Gastonburg   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Safford
 - Gastonburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrell   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Safford
 - Harrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hazen   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Safford
 - Hazen had a post office and railroad service
 
Lamison   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Safford
 - Lamison had a post office and railroad service
 
Marion Junction   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Safford
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Marion Junction had a post office and railroad service
 
Massillon   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Massillon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Safford
 - Massillon had a post office and railroad service
 
McKinley   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Safford
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - McKinley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millers Ferry   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Safford
 - Millers Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orrville   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Safford
 - 1895 population of 321 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Orrville 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 Southeast (SE) from Safford
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Portland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prairie Bluff   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Safford
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Prairie Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rehoboth   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Safford
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Rehoboth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tasso   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Safford
 - Tasso had a post office and no railroad service
 
Uniontown   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Safford
 - 1895 population of 854 people (with 2,415 people in 2015)
 - Uniontown had a post office and 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 Safford, 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 begins in Safford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Safford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Safford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Safford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Safford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2879, Longitude: -87.3714     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Safford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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