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1890 Communities Near Bristow ...

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

Cedar Bluff   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the East (E) from Bristow
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,802 people in 2015)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
 
Centre   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bristow
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Bristow
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bristow
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bristow
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bristow
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bristow
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurley   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bristow
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bristow
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Bristow
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - leesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bristow
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Bristow
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mackey   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bristow
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maple Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Bristow
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcus   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Bristow
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moshat   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bristow
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Hill   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bristow
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Plano   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bristow
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bristow
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Ricks   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ricks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bristow
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Round Mountain   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bristow
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Bristow
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slackland   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bristow
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bristow
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bristow
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Bristow
 - Yancy 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 Bristow, 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' (or point-to-point) distance from Bristow. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bristow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bristow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1959, Longitude: -85.7777     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bristow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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