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1890 Communities Near Blake ...

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

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Almond   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Bosworth   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blake
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buffalo   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
 
Buttston   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blake
 - Buttston had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Chapel Hill   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blake
 - Chapel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornhouse   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cornhouse had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Daviston   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 210 people in 2015)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Denver   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blake
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
 
Doublehead   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blake
 - Doublehead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dudleyville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Emuckfaw   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Blake
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Finley   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blake
 - Finley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Five Points   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blake
 - Five Points had a post office and railroad service
 
Forester Chapel   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blake
 - Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fredonia   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Fredonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Haywood   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - Haywood had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Shoals   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - High Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Louina   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Malone Ferry   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blake
 - Malone Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcoot   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Blake
 - Marcoot had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matilda   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milltown   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Potash   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blake
 - Potash had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Roanoke   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 6,005 people in 2015)
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
 
Rock Mills   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 385 people
 - Rock Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Stroud   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 285 people
 - Stroud had a post office and railroad service
 
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Truett   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blake
 - Truett had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Wedowee   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 809 people in 2015)
 - Wedowee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wehadkee   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blake
 - Wehadkee had a post office and no railroad service
 
West   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blake
 - West had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Zana   (Tallapoosa County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blake
 - 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 Blake, 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 that starts in Blake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1140, Longitude: -85.5008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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