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1890 Communities Near West Selmont ...

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

Augustin   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from West Selmont
 - Augustin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belknap   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Belknap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Benton   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 265 people (with 46 people in 2015)
 - Benton had a post office and railroad service
 
Berlin   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Berlin had a post office and railroad service
 
Bogue Chitto   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from West Selmont
 - Bogue Chitto had a post office and railroad service
 
Burnsville   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Burnsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cahaba   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cahaba was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Cahaba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrell   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Selmont
 - Harrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hazen   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Selmont
 - Hazen had a post office and railroad service
 
King's Landing   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - King's Landing had railroad service and no post office
 
Kings   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from West Selmont
 - Kings had railroad service and no post office
 
Marion Junction   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Marion Junction had a post office and railroad service
 
Massillon   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Massillon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Selmont
 - Massillon had a post office and railroad service
 
Milton   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Selmont
 - Milton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mulberry   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Mulberry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orrville   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 321 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Orrville had a post office and railroad service
 
Perryville   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Perryville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 278 people
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill Station   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from West Selmont
 - Pleasant Hill Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Polk   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Selmont
 - Polk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selma   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 7,622 people (with 19,519 people in 2015)
 - Selma had a post office and railroad service
 
Statesville   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Statesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Summerfield   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from West Selmont
 - 1895 population of 383 people
 - Summerfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tasso   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Selmont
 - Tasso had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tyler   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West Selmont
 - Tyler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vine Hill   (Autauga County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Selmont
 - Vine Hill 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 West Selmont, 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 starting from West Selmont. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Selmont) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Selmont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3912, Longitude: -87.0172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Selmont have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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