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1890 Communities Near West Highlands ...

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

Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Highlands
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Highlands
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Highlands
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from West Highlands
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from West Highlands
 - 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 Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from West Highlands
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Highlands
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Highlands
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Highlands
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Highlands
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Highlands
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Highlands
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Highlands
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Highlands
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from West Highlands
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Highlands
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Highlands
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from West Highlands
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Highlands
 - 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 East Northeast (ENE) from West Highlands
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West Highlands
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Highlands
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Highlands
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Highlands
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Highlands
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Highlands
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service

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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 West Highlands, 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 from West Highlands. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Highlands) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Highlands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4084, Longitude: -86.9969     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Highlands have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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