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1890 Communities Near Hobbs Island ...

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

Apple Grove   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Berkley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Briscoe   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hobbs Island
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bucksnort   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottonville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Friendship   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hobbs Island
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grassy   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hobbs Island
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gurley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 786 people in 2016)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
 
Haden   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huntsville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 7,995 people (with 193,079 people in 2016)
 - Huntsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Keel   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Hobbs Island
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowe   (Madison County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hobbs Island
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Manchester   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hobbs Island
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nebo   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Hobbs Island
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,803 people in 2016)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oleander   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
 
Owens' Cross Roads   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,852 people in 2016)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Paint Rock   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 205 people in 2016)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Stringer   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hobbs Island
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talucah   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Hobbs Island
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Triana   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 529 people in 2016)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union Grove   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hobbs Island
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valhermoso Springs   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitesburg   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodland Mills   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hobbs Island
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills 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 Hobbs Island, 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 starting in Hobbs Island. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hobbs Island) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hobbs Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5370, Longitude: -86.5347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hobbs Island have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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