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1890 Communities Near Thomas Acres ...

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

Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the West (W) from Thomas Acres
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thomas Acres
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thomas Acres
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thomas Acres
 - 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thomas Acres
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Thomas Acres
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Thomas Acres
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Thomas Acres
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thomas Acres
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thomas Acres
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thomas Acres
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thomas Acres
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thomas Acres
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thomas Acres
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thomas Acres
 - 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 Southeast (SE) from Thomas Acres
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
 - old jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thomas Acres
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thomas Acres
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thomas Acres
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Thomas Acres
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thomas Acres
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thomas Acres
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thomas Acres
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thomas Acres
 - Wylam 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 Thomas Acres, 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 Thomas Acres. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thomas Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomas Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3796, Longitude: -86.9808     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomas Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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