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1890 Communities Near Wenonah ...

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

Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Wenonah
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wenonah
 - 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 Northeast (NE) from Wenonah
 - 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wenonah
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wenonah
 - 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wenonah
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Wenonah
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wenonah
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wenonah
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Wenonah
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
 - hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wenonah
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wenonah
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Wenonah
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wenonah
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wenonah
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wenonah
 - 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wenonah
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Wenonah
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wenonah
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wenonah
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wenonah
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
 - ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wenonah
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wenonah
 - 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 Wenonah, 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 begins in Wenonah. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wenonah) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wenonah. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4396, Longitude: -86.8961     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wenonah have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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