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1890 Communities Near Sommerville ...

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

Bell   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sommerville
 - Bell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Benevola   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sommerville
 - Benevola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bibbville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
 
Brookwood   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Sommerville
 - Brookwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Coaling   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 116 people (with 1,648 people in 2015)
 - Coaling had a post office and railroad service
 
Coker   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sommerville
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottondale   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Dudley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Sommerville
 - Dudley had railroad service and no post office
 
Englewood   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Sommerville
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
 
Foster's   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordo   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,687 people in 2015)
 - Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hagler   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sommerville
 - Hagler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Havana   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hull   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull had a post office and railroad service
 
Knoxville   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Knoxville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lubbub   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mantua   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mantua had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moore's Bridge   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Northport   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Phipps   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Phipps had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Grove   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powers   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sommerville
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romulus   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sommerville
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samantha   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Sommerville
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sylvan   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscaloosa   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
 
Union   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 223 people in 2015)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
University   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Sommerville
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vance   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from Sommerville
 - 1895 population of 96 people (with 1,513 people in 2015)
 - Vance had a post office and railroad service
 
Yolande   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sommerville
 - 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 Sommerville, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Sommerville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sommerville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sommerville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1985, Longitude: -87.5806     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sommerville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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