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1890 Communities Near Wilson Lake Shores ...

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

Avoca   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bailey Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belew   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cloverdale   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comer   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edmond   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 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 Lake Shores
 - 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 Lake Shores
 - 1895 population of 381 people
 - Iron City had a post office and railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Lexington   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 723 people in 2015)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleville   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pruitton   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
 
Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Joseph (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 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 Southwest (SSW) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilson Lake Shores
 - 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 Lake Shores, 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 Wilson Lake Shores. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilson Lake Shores) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson Lake Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8031, Longitude: -87.5789     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson Lake Shores have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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