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1890 Communities Near Atlas ...

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

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Appleton (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Atlas
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Bailey Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Atlas
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Atlas
 - 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Atlas
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
 
Busby (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Atlas
 - Busby had railroad service and no post office
 
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Cloverdale   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Atlas
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comer   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Atlas
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Dustin (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dustin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Atlas
 - Dustin had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
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Good Springs   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Atlas
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Iron City (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 381 people
 - Iron City had a post office and railroad service
 
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Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Atlas
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
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Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Atlas
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Lexington   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 723 people in 2015)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Light (TN)   (Wayne County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Light was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Atlas
 - Light had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loretto (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Loretto had a post office and railroad service
 
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Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Atlas
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
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Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Pinkney (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Atlas
 - Pinkney had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Point (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Pleasant Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Valley (TN)   (Wayne County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pleasant Valley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Atlas
 - Pleasant Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pruitton   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Atlas
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
 
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Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Saint Florian   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Joseph (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Sugar   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Atlas
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
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Wayland Springs (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people
 - Wayland Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Webster   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Atlas
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Westpoint (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Atlas
 - 1895 population of 169 people
 - Westpoint 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 Atlas, 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 Atlas. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Atlas) 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 Atlas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atlas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9120, Longitude: -87.5089     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atlas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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