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1890 Communities Near Viola ...

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>


Viola itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 76 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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Adville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Viola
 - Adville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Argo   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,196 people in 2015)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ayres   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Ayres had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Bangor   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
 
Bird   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Viola
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blount Springs   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Blountsville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,697 people in 2015)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bradford   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Viola
 - Bradford had a post office and railroad service
 
Branchville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 65 people (with 825 people in 2000)
 - Branchville had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Caldwell   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Chalkville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Viola
 - Chalkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Champion   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Viola
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
 
Chepultepec   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Chepultepec had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clay   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Viola
 - Clay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Viola
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Compton   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Viola
 - Compton had a post office and railroad service
 
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Garden City   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 496 people in 2015)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
 
Gum Springs   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Huldah   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Viola
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Joy   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Viola
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Linton   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Viola
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
 
Little Warrior   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Viola
 - Little Warrior had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Odenville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,695 people in 2015)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oneonta   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Viola
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
 
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Remlap   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Viola
 - Remlap had a post office and railroad service
 
Royal   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Viola
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Selfville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Viola
 - Selfville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Viola
 - Springville had a post office and railroad service
 
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Trussville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,023 people in 2015)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
 
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Warrior   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,199 people in 2015)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service
 
Whitney   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Whitney had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodward   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Viola
 - 1895 population of 795 people
 - Woodward had a post office and 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 Viola, 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' distance starting in Viola. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Viola) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Viola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8612, Longitude: -86.5580     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Viola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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