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1890 Communities Near Sylvan ...

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 Sylvan had a population of 30 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Benevola   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the West (W) from Sylvan
 - Benevola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clinton   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coaling   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 116 people (with 1,642 people in 2016)
 - Coaling had a post office and railroad service
 
Coker   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Sylvan
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottondale   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Englewood   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sylvan
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
 
Eutaw   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,749 people in 2016)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
 
Evansville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Sylvan
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
 
Foster's   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordo   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,672 people in 2016)
 - Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hagler   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from Sylvan
 - Hagler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Havana   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hull   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull had a post office and railroad service
 
Knoxville   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Knoxville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewiston   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Sylvan
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mantua   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mantua had a post office and no railroad service
 
Northport   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,045 people in 2016)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Olney   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sylvan
 - Olney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Phipps   (Hale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Phipps was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Phipps had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Grove   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powers   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sylvan
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romulus   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sylvan
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscaloosa   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 99,543 people in 2016)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
 
Union   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sylvan
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 221 people in 2016)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
University   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sylvan
 - University 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 Sylvan, 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 that begins in Sylvan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sylvan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0729, Longitude: -87.6986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sylvan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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