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1890 Communities Near Shady Brook ...

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

Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the West (W) from Shady Brook
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shady Brook
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Shady Brook
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shady Brook
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shady Brook
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Shady Brook
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Shady Brook
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Shady Brook
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shady Brook
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shady Brook
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shady Brook
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shady Brook
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shady Brook
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shady Brook
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shady Brook
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shady Brook
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shady Brook
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shady Brook
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shady Brook
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shady Brook
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Shady Brook
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shady Brook
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shady Brook
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shady Brook
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shady Brook
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shady Brook
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shady Brook
 - Wylam 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 Shady Brook, 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 beginning in Shady Brook. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shady Brook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shady Brook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3665, Longitude: -86.9703     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shady Brook have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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