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Sloss, Alabama
(Walker County)

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1890 Communities Near Sloss ...

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

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sloss
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Ardell   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Sloss
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arkadelphia   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sloss
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sloss
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bremen   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sloss
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sloss
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
Cardiff   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sloss
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sloss
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Sloss
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sloss
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gamble   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sloss
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
 
Jasper   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sloss
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sloss
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linton   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sloss
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
 
Marylee   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sloss
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morris   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Sloss
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,934 people in 2015)
 - Morris had a post office and railroad service
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Sloss
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Sloss
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellville   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Sloss
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reid's   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sloss
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
 
Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sloss
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sloss
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Sloss
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloan   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sloss
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Lowell   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sloss
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sloss
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warrior   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sloss
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,199 people in 2015)
 - Warrior 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 Sloss, 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 from Sloss. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sloss) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sloss. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7520, Longitude: -87.0783     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sloss have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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