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Welcome to Webster ...

So far, we found very little information about Webster. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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


Webster would have been located within present day Lauderdale County<2>.


The location of Webster has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Webster, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Webster is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Webster was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Webster once stood is in the (256) & (938)<5> area codes.

Communities Also Named Webster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 50 communities that are also named Webster - they are located in Alberta, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire (2), New York (3), North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin (3).

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

Communities near Webster ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Webster.

  • Florence
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Muscle Shoals
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
    • Muscle Shoals is located in Colbert County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,877 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals <6>
  • Sheffield
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Tuscumbia
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Liberty Grove
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Grove
    • Liberty Grove is located in Lawrence County (TN)
    • Estimated population in 2014: 7,825 people
  • Loretto
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loretto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loretto
    • Loretto is located in Lawrence County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,781 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loretto <6>
  • Corning ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corning
    • Corning is located in Wayne County (TN)
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,210 people
  • Killen
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killen
    • Killen is located in Lauderdale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 962 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killen <6>
  • Collinwood
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinwood
    • Collinwood is located in Wayne County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 932 people
  • Saint Joseph
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
    • Saint Joseph is located in Lawrence County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 824 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Webster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Webster.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Webster. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Webster.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Webster. See our Newspapers Page for Webster.

Adding Webster to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Webster in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Webster was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Webster post office opened in 1890.

We also found Webster in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Webster.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://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 Webster, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Lauderdale, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Webster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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