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1890 Communities Near Wells Ford ...

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>

While we didn't find Wells Ford in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Wells Ford.

Bell Factory   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bell Factory had a post office and railroad service
 
Berkley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownsboro   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Brownsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Deposit   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wells Ford
 - Deposit had a post office and railroad service
 
Dodsonville   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wells Ford
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Cove   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garth   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grant   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wells Ford
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenfield   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wells Ford
 - Greenfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gurley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 786 people in 2016)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
 
Haden   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollytree   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wells Ford
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keel   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Wells Ford
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Larkin's Fork   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wells Ford
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Larkinsville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Lim Rock   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wells Ford
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Lowe   (Madison County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wells Ford
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maysville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nebo   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Wells Ford
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,803 people in 2016)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Owens' Cross Roads   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,852 people in 2016)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Padgett   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Padgett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Wells Ford
 - Padgett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Paint Rock   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 205 people in 2016)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Princeton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swearengin   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wells Ford
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trenton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wells Ford
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tupelo   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wells Ford
 - Tupelo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wells Ford
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 730 people in 2016)
 - Woodville had a post office and 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 Wells Ford, 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' distance from Wells Ford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wells Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wells Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7073, Longitude: -86.3061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wells Ford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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