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1890 Communities Near Woodford ...

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

Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Woodford
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Woodford
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Bridgeton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Woodford
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Woodford
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
East Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Woodford
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
East Lake   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Woodford
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Woodford
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Woodford
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Gate City   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Woodford
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Woodford
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Woodford
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Irondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Woodford
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Woodford
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Woodford
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Woodford
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Woodford
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Woodford
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Ridge   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Woodford
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruffner   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Woodford
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Woodford
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Woodford
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Woodford
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Woodford
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Woodford
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Weems   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Woodford
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodlawn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Woodford
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn 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 Woodford, 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 from Woodford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Woodford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4043, Longitude: -86.7236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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