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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.

Appleton (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Anderson
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belew   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Anderson
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bethel (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 161 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blackburn   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anderson
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Busby (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Anderson
 - Busby had railroad service and no post office
 
Cartwright   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Anderson
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comer   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Anderson
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dustin (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dustin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Anderson
 - Dustin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fall River (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Fall River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gipsy   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Anderson
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Good Springs   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Anderson
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lentzville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anderson
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lexington   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 723 people in 2015)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loretto (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Loretto had a post office and railroad service
 
Marbuts (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Marbuts had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minor Hill (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Minor Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Rozell   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
 
O'Neal   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Anderson
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anderson
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anderson
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Joseph (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
 
Stella (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Anderson
 - Stella had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sugar   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Anderson
 - Sugar 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 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 from 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Anderson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Anderson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9147, Longitude: -87.2716     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anderson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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