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Walnut Grove, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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1890 Communities Near Walnut Grove ...

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

Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Walnut Grove
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Walnut Grove
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Walnut Grove
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Walnut Grove
 - 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Walnut Grove
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Walnut Grove
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Walnut Grove
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Walnut Grove
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Walnut Grove
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Walnut Grove
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Walnut Grove
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Walnut Grove
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Walnut Grove
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Walnut Grove
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Walnut Grove
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Walnut Grove
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Walnut Grove
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt Mines   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Walnut Grove
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Walnut Grove
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Walnut Grove
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Walnut Grove
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Walnut Grove
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Walnut Grove
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Walnut Grove
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Walnut Grove
 - 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 Walnut Grove, 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 Walnut Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Walnut Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walnut Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4565, Longitude: -86.9228     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walnut Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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