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Simpson, Alabama
(Morgan County)

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1890 Communities Near Simpson ...

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, Simpson had a post office and no railroad service.

Athens   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the North (N) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
Blackburn   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Simpson
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Plains   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Simpson
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Falkville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Simpson
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
 
Greenbrier   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
 
Harris Station   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Simpson
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Hartselle   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillsboro   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Jesseton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Simpson
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leesdale   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Massey   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Simpson
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mooresville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moulton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Home   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Simpson
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neel   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Simpson
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakville   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Simpson
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Priceville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Simpson
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Somerville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stringer   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Simpson
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swancott   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Simpson
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talucah   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Simpson
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Triana   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana 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 Simpson, 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 stretches from Simpson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Simpson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Simpson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5834, Longitude: -87.0003     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Simpson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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