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1890 Communities Near Anderson ...

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 Anderson in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Anderson.

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Alexis   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the East (E) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Bomar   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anderson
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Cedar Bluff   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,802 people in 2015)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
 
Centre   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Anderson
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Anderson
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Coloma   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Anderson
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Gaylesville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 144 people in 2015)
 - Gaylesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Hurley   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Anderson
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Anderson
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
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Lawrence   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Anderson
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leesburg   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Anderson
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Anderson
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Mackey   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Anderson
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maple Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moshat   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anderson
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Noah   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Anderson
 - Noah had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Oak Hill   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Anderson
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
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Plano   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
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Ricks   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ricks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Round Mountain   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
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Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slackland   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Anderson
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Anderson
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Anderson
 - Turkeytown 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 Anderson, 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Anderson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Anderson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1954, Longitude: -85.7366     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anderson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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