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Welcome to University ...

Although we found mention of University during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how University was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

We've added University to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with University, please Contact Us.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that University might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that University would be found within the (205) area code.

Communities near University ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from University and not the distance if you drove.<2>.

Community   2017<3>
Brookwood   [Map]   1,857   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Coaling   [Map]   1,660   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coker   [Map]   980   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cottondale   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Duncanville   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lake Front Village   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for University.

Communities Also Named University ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named University - they are located in California, Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Utah and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for University.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around University. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of University. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around University.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for University:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for University ...

Looking for more information about University? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about University? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to University, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for University.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past University and then turned west". While University could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added University as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that University could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in University. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- University) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in University. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2021, Longitude: -87.5252     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for University have been estimated.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for University.

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