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1890 Communities Near Hoover ...

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

Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North (N) from Hoover
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hoover
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Hoover
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,511 people in 2016)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Hoover
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,157 people in 2016)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hoover
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hoover
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Bridgeton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hoover
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hoover
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hoover
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hoover
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hoover
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hoover
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hoover
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,673 people in 2016)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hoover
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hoover
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hoover
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Hoover
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hoover
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hoover
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 23,050 people in 2016)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hoover
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Siluria   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Hoover
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Hoover
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hoover
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hoover
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hoover
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hoover
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hoover
 - Woodward Junction 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 Hoover, 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 that starts in Hoover. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hoover) 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 Hoover. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hoover

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hoover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3775, Longitude: -86.8037     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hoover have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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