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1890 Communities Near Tanner ...

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

Athens   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
Blackburn   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tanner
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caro   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tanner
 - Caro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cartwright   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tanner
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cluttsville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Tanner
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Elkmont   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Tanner
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gipsy   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tanner
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenbrier   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
 
Harris Station   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Tanner
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Hay's Mill   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Tanner
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Hillsboro   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Jeff   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tanner
 - Jeff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lentzville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tanner
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monrovia   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Monrovia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mooresville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
 
O'Neal   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tanner
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pettusville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tanner
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Priceville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tanner
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Spring   (Limestone County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Tanner
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swancott   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tanner
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Triana   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wooley Springs   (Limestone County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wooley Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tanner
 - Wooley Springs had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tanner. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tanner

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tanner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7315, Longitude: -86.9706     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tanner have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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