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1890 Communities Near Searles ...

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

Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Searles
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Bibbville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Searles
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
 
Brookwood   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Searles
 - Brookwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Searles
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chamblee   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Searles
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Searles
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Coaling   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Searles
 - 1895 population of 116 people (with 1,648 people in 2015)
 - Coaling had a post office and railroad service
 
Cottondale   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Searles
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Dudley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Searles
 - Dudley had railroad service and no post office
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Searles
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Giles   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Searles
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Pond   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Searles
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Searles
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Searles
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Northport   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Searles
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samantha   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Searles
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Searles
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Searles
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Searles
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscaloosa   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Searles
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
 
University   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Searles
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vance   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Searles
 - 1895 population of 96 people (with 1,513 people in 2015)
 - Vance had a post office and railroad service
 
Wiley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Searles
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodstock   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Searles
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
 
Yolande   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Searles
 - Yolande 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 Searles, 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 beginning in Searles. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Searles) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Searles. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3243, Longitude: -87.3217     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Searles have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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