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1890 Communities Near Lorton ...

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

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lorton
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Ardell   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Lorton
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arkadelphia   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lorton
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lorton
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bremen   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lorton
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lorton
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,323 people in 2016)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
Cardiff   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lorton
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2016)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lorton
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Lorton
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,014 people in 2016)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Cunningham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lorton
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lorton
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gamble   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lorton
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
 
Jasper   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lorton
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,003 people in 2016)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lorton
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linton   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lorton
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
 
Marylee   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lorton
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morris   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Lorton
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,933 people in 2016)
 - Morris had a post office and railroad service
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Lorton
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Lorton
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellville   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Lorton
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt Mines   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lorton
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reid's   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lorton
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
 
Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lorton
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lorton
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Lorton
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloan   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lorton
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Lowell   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lorton
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warrior   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lorton
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,192 people in 2016)
 - Warrior had a post office and 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 Lorton, 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 from Lorton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lorton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lorton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7554, Longitude: -87.0622     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lorton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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