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1890 Communities Near Bishop Ferry ...

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

Almond   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Bishop Ferry
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bosworth   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Bishop Ferry
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buttston   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bishop Ferry
 - Buttston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapel Hill   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bishop Ferry
 - Chapel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornhouse   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bishop Ferry
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cornhouse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daviston   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bishop Ferry
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 210 people in 2015)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Denver   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bishop Ferry
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
 
Doublehead   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Bishop Ferry
 - Doublehead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dudleyville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Bishop Ferry
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Emuckfaw   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Bishop Ferry
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Five Points   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bishop Ferry
 - Five Points had a post office and railroad service
 
Forester Chapel   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bishop Ferry
 - Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gibsonville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bishop Ferry
 - Gibsonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goldville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Bishop Ferry
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Goldville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Louina   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bishop Ferry
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malone Ferry   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Bishop Ferry
 - Malone Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcoot   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bishop Ferry
 - Marcoot had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matilda   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bishop Ferry
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mellow Valley   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bishop Ferry
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Mellow Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milltown   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bishop Ferry
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Site   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bishop Ferry
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 755 people in 2015)
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roanoke   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bishop Ferry
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 6,005 people in 2015)
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
 
Truett   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Bishop Ferry
 - Truett had a post office and no railroad service
 
West   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bishop Ferry
 - West had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zana   (Tallapoosa County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bishop Ferry
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana 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 Bishop Ferry, 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 beginning in Bishop Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bishop Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bishop Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1001, Longitude: -85.5677     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bishop Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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