;
  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Shorter, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

The location of Shorter

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Shorter
and the surrounding area.
 
 

1890 Communities Near Shorter ...

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 in 1895, Shorter had railroad service and no post office. In 2016, Shorter had a population of 427 people.

Barachias   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
 
Central   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shorter
 - Central had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chehaw   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shorter
 - Chehaw had railroad service and no post office
 
Church Hill   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shorter
 - Church Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cotton Valley   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Cotton Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cross Keys   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cross Keys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dexter   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shorter
 - Dexter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eclectic   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,026 people in 2016)
 - Eclectic had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Davis   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shorter
 - Fort Davis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Franklin   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shorter
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
 
Good Hope   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Good Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hector   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Shorter
 - Hector had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jordan   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) from Shorter
 - Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kent   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Shorter
 - Kent had a post office and no railroad service
 
La Place   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - La Place had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,022 people in 2016)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Meigs   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
 
Notasulga   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 332 people (with 850 people in 2016)
 - Notasulga had a post office and railroad service
 
Perry's Mill   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shorter
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Pike Road   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 8,777 people in 2016)
 - Pike Road had a post office and railroad service
 
Shopton   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Shorter
 - Shopton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallassee   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 1,413 people (with 4,759 people in 2016)
 - Tallassee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thompson   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Thompson had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuskegee   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 1,803 people (with 8,722 people in 2016)
 - Tuskegee had a post office and railroad service
 
Ware   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Ware had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wetumpka   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shorter
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 8,219 people in 2016)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Alabama Community

About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shorter: www.shorteralabama.com/

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 Shorter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Shorter. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shorter) 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 Shorter. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shorter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shorter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4005, Longitude: -85.9386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shorter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation