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1890 Communities Near James ...

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

Avoca   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from James
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bailey Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from James
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from James
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from James
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from James
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Concord   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from James
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edmond   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from James
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from James
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 39,959 people in 2016)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Frankfort   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from James
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from James
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hunter   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from James
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from James
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from James
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Littleville   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from James
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from James
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Mountain Mills   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from James
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from James
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from James
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Creek   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from James
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russellville   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from James
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,815 people in 2016)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Florian   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from James
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 591 people in 2016)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from James
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,025 people in 2016)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithsonia   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from James
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from James
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from James
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from James
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,069 people in 2016)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from James
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,434 people in 2016)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Waco   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from James
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco 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 James, 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 from James. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- James) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in James. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6779, Longitude: -87.6586     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for James have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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