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1890 Communities Near Gulf 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 Gulf Shores in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Gulf Shores.

Bon Secour   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gulf Shores
 - Bon Secour had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daphne   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gulf Shores
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 25,913 people in 2016)
 - Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gasque   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Gulf Shores
 - Gasque had a post office and no railroad service
 
Josephine   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gulf Shores
 - Josephine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Magnolia Springs   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gulf Shores
 - Magnolia Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marlow   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gulf Shores
 - Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millview (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gulf Shores
 - 1895 population of 406 people
 - Millview had a post office and railroad service
 
Mon Louis   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gulf Shores
 - Mon Louis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montrose   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gulf Shores
 - Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
 
Muscogee (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gulf Shores
 - Muscogee had railroad service and no post office
 
Perdido Key (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Gulf Shores
 - Perdido Key had railroad service and no post office
 
Point Clear   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gulf Shores
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Point Clear had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosinton   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North (N) from Gulf Shores
 - Rosinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swift   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gulf Shores
 - Swift had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warrington (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gulf Shores
 - 1895 population of 1,301 people
 - Warrington had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Gulf Shores: www.ci.gulf-shores.al.us/

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.us/

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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 Gulf 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 'point-to-point' distance from Gulf Shores. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gulf Shores) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gulf Shores. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gulf Shores

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gulf Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2703, Longitude: -87.6986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gulf Shores have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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