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1890 Communities Near Whitson ...

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

Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Whitson
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Alta   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whitson
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
 
Bankston   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whitson
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
 
Berry   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whitson
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
 
Coal Valley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Whitson
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whitson
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Corona   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whitson
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whitson
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whitson
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gamble   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) from Whitson
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
 
Jasper   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitson
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
 
New Lexington   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Whitson
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newtonville   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West (W) from Whitson
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitson
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Patton   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whitson
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from Whitson
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samantha   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Whitson
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saragossa   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North (N) from Whitson
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Whitson
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stough   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whitson
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whitson
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whitson
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Townley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Whitson
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
 
Wiley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Whitson
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yolande   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whitson
 - Yolande 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 Whitson, 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 that begins in Whitson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5687, Longitude: -87.4078     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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