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Vestavia Hills, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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1890 Communities Near Vestavia Hills ...

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

Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Vestavia Hills
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartonville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Vestavia Hills
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Vestavia Hills
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Bridgeton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Vestavia Hills
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Vestavia Hills
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
East Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Vestavia Hills
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
East Lake   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Vestavia Hills
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Vestavia Hills
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Gate City   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Vestavia Hills
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Vestavia Hills
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Irondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Vestavia Hills
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Vestavia Hills
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Vestavia Hills
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Vestavia Hills
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Vestavia Hills
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Vestavia Hills
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Vestavia Hills
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Ridge   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Vestavia Hills
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruffner   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Vestavia Hills
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Vestavia Hills
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Vestavia Hills
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Vestavia Hills
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Vestavia Hills
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Weems   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Vestavia Hills
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodlawn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Vestavia Hills
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Vestavia Hills: www.vestaviahills.net/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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 Vestavia Hills, 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 starts in Vestavia Hills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vestavia Hills) 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 Vestavia Hills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vestavia Hills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vestavia Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4539, Longitude: -86.7397     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vestavia Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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