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1890 Communities Near Whitney Junction ...

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

Ashville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 315 people (with 2,256 people in 2015)
 - Ashville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,899 people in 2015)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Bird   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whitney Junction
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Branchville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 65 people (with 825 people in 2000)
 - Branchville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caldwell   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Champion   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whitney Junction
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
 
Chepultepec   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Chepultepec had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Springs   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coal City   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Whitney Junction
 - Coal City had a post office and railroad service
 
Etowahton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whitney Junction
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairview   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Fairview had a post office and railroad service
 
Gallant   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitney Junction
 - Gallant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hood   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Whitney Junction
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitney Junction
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nix   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Whitney Junction
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odenville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,695 people in 2015)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oneonta   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whitney Junction
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
 
Ragland   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,682 people in 2015)
 - Ragland had a post office and railroad service
 
Redbud   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Whitney Junction
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Whitney Junction
 - Springville had a post office and railroad service
 
Stanfield   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whitney Junction
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steele   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whitney Junction
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
 
Viola   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Viola was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Viola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - whitney had a post office and 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 Whitney Junction, 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 stretches from Whitney Junction. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitney Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitney Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8748, Longitude: -86.2994     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitney Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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