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1890 Communities Near Wilson Dam ...

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

Bailey Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson Dam
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilson Dam
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilson Dam
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilson Dam
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cloverdale   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilson Dam
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comer   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilson Dam
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edmond   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilson Dam
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilson Dam
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Green Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson Dam
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hunter   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Wilson Dam
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iron City (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Wilson Dam
 - 1895 population of 381 people
 - Iron City had a post office and railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilson Dam
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilson Dam
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Littleville   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Wilson Dam
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilson Dam
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson Dam
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pruitton   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Wilson Dam
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
 
Rhodesville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson Dam
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Wilson Dam
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson Dam
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithsonia   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Wilson Dam
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson Dam
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Wilson Dam
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilson Dam
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson Dam
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Webster   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Wilson Dam
 - Webster 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 Wilson Dam, 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 starting from Wilson Dam. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilson Dam) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wilson Dam. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wilson Dam

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson Dam. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8070, Longitude: -87.6292     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson Dam have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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