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1890 Communities Near Superior ...

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

Anita   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Superior
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Superior
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Superior
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Blocton   (Bibb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Superior
 - Blocton had a post office and railroad service
 
Boothton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Superior
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
Brierfield   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Superior
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Brierfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Calera   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Superior
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,213 people in 2015)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Chamblee   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Superior
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
 
Dogwood   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Superior
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Superior
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Giles   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Superior
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Pond   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Superior
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gurnee   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Superior
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Superior
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Longview   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Superior
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
Maylene   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Superior
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Superior
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Montevallo   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Superior
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,648 people in 2015)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Superior
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Superior
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Superior
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Siluria   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Superior
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Superior
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Superior
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Superior
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Superior
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodstock   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Superior
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service

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About Shelby County

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The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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 Superior, 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 Superior. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Superior) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Superior. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2107, Longitude: -86.9303     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Superior have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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