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1890 Communities Near Tacoa ...

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, Tacoa had railroad service and no post office.

Anita   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Tacoa
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tacoa
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tacoa
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tacoa
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Boothton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tacoa
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tacoa
 - 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tacoa
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tacoa
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dogwood   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Tacoa
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Tacoa
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
 - falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Gurnee   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tacoa
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Tacoa
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tacoa
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Tacoa
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Longview   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tacoa
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
Maylene   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Tacoa
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tacoa
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tacoa
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tacoa
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tacoa
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Tacoa
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Tacoa
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Tacoa
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Siluria   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tacoa
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tacoa
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Tacoa
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tacoa
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Tacoa
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tacoa
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tacoa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3021, Longitude: -86.8542     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tacoa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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