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1890 Communities Near Whispering Oaks ...

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

Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Whispering Oaks
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whispering Oaks
 - 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whispering Oaks
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whispering Oaks
 - 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 Northwest (NW) from Whispering Oaks
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whispering Oaks
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whispering Oaks
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Whispering Oaks
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whispering Oaks
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Gurnee   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Whispering Oaks
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whispering Oaks
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Whispering Oaks
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Maylene   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whispering Oaks
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whispering Oaks
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whispering Oaks
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Whispering Oaks
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whispering Oaks
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whispering Oaks
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Whispering Oaks
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Siluria   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whispering Oaks
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whispering Oaks
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whispering Oaks
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Whispering Oaks
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Whispering Oaks
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whispering Oaks
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office

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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 Whispering Oaks, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Whispering Oaks. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whispering Oaks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whispering Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3176, Longitude: -86.8964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whispering Oaks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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