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1890 Communities Near Broomtown ...

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 Broomtown had a population of 30 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Alpine (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Broomtown
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Bluff   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Broomtown
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,802 people in 2015)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
 
Cedar Springs   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cedar Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Broomtown
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Cedar Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chattoogaville (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Broomtown
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Chattoogaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chesterfield   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Broomtown
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Early (GA)   (Floyd County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Early was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Broomtown
 - Early had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairview (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fairview was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Broomtown
 - Fairview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Farill   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Broomtown
 - Farill had a post office and railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Broomtown
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Fouche (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Broomtown
 - Fouche had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fullerton   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Broomtown
 - Fullerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaylesville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Broomtown
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 144 people in 2015)
 - Gaylesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grantville   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Grantville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Broomtown
 - Grantville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grover   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Broomtown
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holland (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Broomtown
 - Holland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurley   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Broomtown
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamestown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Broomtown
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lavender (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Broomtown
 - Lavender had a post office and railroad service
 
Lawrence   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Broomtown
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
 
Lyerly (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Broomtown
 - Lyerly had a post office and railroad service
 
Menlo (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Broomtown
 - Menlo had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Hope (GA)   (Floyd County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mount Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Broomtown
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Moon   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Broomtown
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ringgold   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Broomtown
 - Ringgold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Starkville   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Starkville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Broomtown
 - Starkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sterling   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Broomtown
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Taliaferro (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Taliaferro was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Broomtown
 - Taliaferro had a post office and railroad service
 
Waterhouse   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Broomtown
 - Waterhouse 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 Broomtown, 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 starting from Broomtown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Broomtown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Broomtown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Broomtown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broomtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3608, Longitude: -85.5211     [Map].

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