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1890 Communities Near Shelby ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Shelby had a population of 753 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

Calera   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the West (W) from Shelby
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,489 people in 2016)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Childersburg   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shelby
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 4,997 people in 2016)
 - Childersburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Clanton   (Chilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Shelby
 - 1895 population of 623 people (with 8,846 people in 2016)
 - Clanton had a post office and railroad service
 
Columbiana   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shelby
 - 1895 population of 654 people (with 4,539 people in 2016)
 - Columbiana had a post office and railroad service
 
Dogwood   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Shelby
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Dollar   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shelby
 - Dollar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fayetteville   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shelby
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gold Branch   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shelby
 - Gold Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harpersville   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shelby
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,680 people in 2016)
 - Harpersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jemison   (Chilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shelby
 - 1895 population of 360 people (with 2,616 people in 2016)
 - Jemison had a post office and railroad service
 
Jumbo   (Chilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Shelby
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lomax   (Chilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shelby
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Lomax had a post office and railroad service
 
Longview   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shelby
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
Marble Valley   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shelby
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marble Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maylene   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shelby
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
Montevallo   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Shelby
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,723 people in 2016)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
 
Moriah   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shelby
 - Moriah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shelby
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 23,050 people in 2016)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Quinsey   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shelby
 - Quinsey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shelby Springs   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shelby
 - Shelby Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Siluria   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shelby
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
South Calera   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shelby
 - South Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Talladega Springs   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Shelby
 - Talladega Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weogufka   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shelby
 - Weogufka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilsonville   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shelby
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 1,987 people in 2016)
 - Wilsonville had a post office and railroad service
 
Zubers   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shelby
 - Zubers had a post office and no railroad service

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



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 Shelby, 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 'point-to-point' distance from Shelby. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shelby) 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 Shelby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shelby

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1097, Longitude: -86.5836     [Map].

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