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1890 Communities Near Glen Forest ...

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

Anita   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the West (W) from Glen Forest
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Ashby   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Glen Forest
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Ashby had a post office and railroad service
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Glen Forest
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glen Forest
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,511 people in 2016)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Boothton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Glen Forest
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
Brierfield   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Glen Forest
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Brierfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Calera   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Glen Forest
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,489 people in 2016)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Columbiana   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Glen Forest
 - 1895 population of 654 people (with 4,539 people in 2016)
 - Columbiana had a post office and railroad service
 
Dogwood   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glen Forest
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glen Forest
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Gurnee   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Glen Forest
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glen Forest
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,673 people in 2016)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Longview   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Glen Forest
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
Maylene   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Glen Forest
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Glen Forest
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Montevallo   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Glen Forest
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,723 people in 2016)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glen Forest
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Glen Forest
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 23,050 people in 2016)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Shelby   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glen Forest
 - 1895 population of 753 people
 - Shelby had a post office and railroad service
 
Shelby Springs   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glen Forest
 - Shelby Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Siluria   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Glen Forest
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
South Calera   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Glen Forest
 - South Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Glen Forest
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Glen Forest
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Glen Forest
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office

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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 Glen Forest, 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 Glen Forest. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glen Forest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Forest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1843, Longitude: -86.8244     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glen Forest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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