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1890 Communities Near Sumter ...

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, Sumter had railroad service and no post office.

Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Sumter
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sumter
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Sumter
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Bibbville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sumter
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sumter
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sumter
 - 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sumter
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chamblee   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Sumter
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sumter
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sumter
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sumter
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Sumter
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Giles   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sumter
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Pond   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sumter
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sumter
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sumter
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Sumter
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sumter
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Sumter
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sumter
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sumter
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Sumter
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodstock   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Sumter
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sumter
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Yolande   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sumter
 - 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 Sumter, 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 starting from Sumter. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sumter) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sumter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3534, Longitude: -87.1278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sumter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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