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1890 Communities Near Big Creek ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Big Creek had a population of 30 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Ashford   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Big Creek
 - Ashford had a post office and railroad service
 
Barber   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Big Creek
 - Barber had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bascom (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Big Creek
 - Bascom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bonifay (FL)   (Holmes County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Big Creek
 - 1895 population of 151 people (with 2,726 people in 2015)
 - Bonifay had a post office and railroad service
 
Campbellton (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Big Creek
 - 1895 population of 105 people (with 221 people in 2015)
 - Campbellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Springs (GA)   (Early County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Big Creek
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cedar Springs had no post office or railroad service
 
Chipley (FL)   (Washington County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Big Creek
 - 1895 population of 354 people (with 3,565 people in 2015)
 - Chipley had a post office and railroad service
 
Clayhatchee   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Big Creek
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottondale (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Big Creek
 - 1895 population of 300 people (with 900 people in 2015)
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Daleville   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Big Creek
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 5,141 people in 2015)
 - Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dundee   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Big Creek
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ewell   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Big Creek
 - Ewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fadette   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Big Creek
 - Fadette had a post office and no railroad service
 
Graceville (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Big Creek
 - 1895 population of 55 people (with 2,222 people in 2015)
 - Graceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenwood (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Big Creek
 - Greenwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Headland   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Big Creek
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 4,736 people in 2015)
 - Headland had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Bluff   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Big Creek
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highfalls   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) from Big Creek
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keyton's   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Big Creek
 - Keyton's had railroad service and no post office
 
Level Plains   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Big Creek
 - Level Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marianna (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Big Creek
 - 1895 population of 926 people (with 9,100 people in 2015)
 - Marianna had a post office and railroad service
 
Midland City   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Big Creek
 - Midland City had a post office and railroad service
 
Newton   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Big Creek
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,472 people in 2015)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tidwell   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Big Creek
 - Tidwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warwick   (Geneva County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Warwick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Big Creek
 - Warwick 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 Big Creek, 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 Big Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0685, Longitude: -85.4338     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Big Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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