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1890 Communities Near Williamstown ...

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

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Williamstown
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Alta   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Williamstown
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
 
Berry   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Williamstown
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
 
Carbon Hill   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,975 people in 2015)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Coal Valley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Williamstown
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Corona   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Williamstown
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edgil   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Williamstown
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Williamstown
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gamble   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Williamstown
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
 
Jasper   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
 
Kansas   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Williamstown
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Williamstown
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Williamstown
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Patton   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Williamstown
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellville   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Williamstown
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prospect   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Williamstown
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saragossa   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Williamstown
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Williamstown
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Lowell   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Townley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
 
Wiley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Williamstown
 - Wiley 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 Williamstown, 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 in Williamstown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Williamstown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7034, Longitude: -87.3019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Williamstown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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