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1890 Communities Near Yerkwood ...

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

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Yerkwood
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Arkadelphia   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Yerkwood
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Yerkwood
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Yerkwood
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
Cardiff   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Yerkwood
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Yerkwood
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Yerkwood
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Cunningham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Yerkwood
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Yerkwood
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Yerkwood
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Yerkwood
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Yerkwood
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jasper   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Yerkwood
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Yerkwood
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Yerkwood
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morris   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Yerkwood
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,934 people in 2015)
 - Morris had a post office and railroad service
 
North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Yerkwood
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Yerkwood
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Yerkwood
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellville   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Yerkwood
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt Mines   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Yerkwood
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Yerkwood
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Yerkwood
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Yerkwood
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloan   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Yerkwood
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Yerkwood
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Yerkwood
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warrior   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Yerkwood
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,199 people in 2015)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Yerkwood
 - Wylam 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 Yerkwood, 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 Yerkwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Yerkwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yerkwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6879, Longitude: -87.0800     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yerkwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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