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Harris Station, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Harris Station ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Harris Station (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Harris Station. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Harris Station ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Harris Station.

  • Typical abbreviation for Harris Station: Harris Sta. (in Canada, 'Stn.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Harris Station ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harris Station.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Harris Station, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Harris Station.

Cemeteries Near Harris Station ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harris Station.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Harris Station covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peete Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Parker Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Withers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Harris Station had railroad service and no post office.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Harris Station, with the one closest to Harris Station listed first.

Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Harris Station
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Harris Station
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,072 people in 2016)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Harris Station
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Harris Station
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Harris Station
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Harris Station
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 25,393 people in 2016)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Harris Station
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Harris Station
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Harris Station
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Harris Station. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Harris Station in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Harris Station is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Below are the counties that are near Harris Station. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Harris Station:

Limestone     (The home county for Harris Station)
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Harris Station, see our County-by-County Page for Harris Station.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Harris Station:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
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Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Harris Station ...

While our initial data for Harris Station came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Harris Station in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Harris Station.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Harris Station:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Harris Station.
      See our Misc Page for Harris Station for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Harris Station. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harris Station) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harris Station. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6586, Longitude: -86.9702     [Map].

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Harris Station, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Harris Station.