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White Oak, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near White Oak ...

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

Barton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
 
Belgreen   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belmont (MS)   (Tishomingo County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 24 people (with 2,039 people in 2015)
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bishop   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from White Oak
 - Bishop had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burton (MS)   (Prentiss County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Burton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cherokee   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from White Oak
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
 
Denton   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from White Oak
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eastman (MS)   (Itawamba County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from White Oak
 - Eastman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frankfort   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Good Springs   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Good Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from White Oak
 - Good Springs had railroad service and no post office
 
Ingleton   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from White Oak
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Isbell   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from White Oak
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleville   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from White Oak
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Margerum   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
 
Maud   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from White Oak
 - Maud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Mills   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from White Oak
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Site   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Bay   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from White Oak
 - Red Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Creek   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from White Oak
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockwood   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from White Oak
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russellville   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,847 people in 2015)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithsonia   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from White Oak
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spruce Pine   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from White Oak
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Waco   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco 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 White Oak, 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' distance starting from White Oak. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- White Oak) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Oak. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5476, Longitude: -87.9945     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Oak have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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