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1890 Communities Near Burnstown ...

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

Altitude (MS)   (Prentiss County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the West (W) from Burnstown
 - Altitude had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Burnstown
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
 
Belgreen   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Burnstown
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belmont (MS)   (Tishomingo County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Burnstown
 - 1895 population of 24 people (with 2,039 people in 2015)
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bishop   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Burnstown
 - Bishop had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnsville (MS)   (Tishomingo County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Burnstown
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 932 people in 2015)
 - Burnsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Burton (MS)   (Prentiss County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Burnstown
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Burton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cherokee   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Burnstown
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
 
Denton   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Burnstown
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frankfort   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Burnstown
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - good springs had railroad service and no post office
 
Hazeldell (MS)   (Prentiss County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Burnstown
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Hazeldell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ingleton   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Burnstown
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iuka (MS)   (Tishomingo County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Burnstown
 - 1895 population of 1,019 people (with 3,001 people in 2015)
 - Iuka had a post office and railroad service
 
Jacinto (MS)   (Alcorn County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Burnstown
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Jacinto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Margerum   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Burnstown
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
 
 - maud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Mills   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Burnstown
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Site (MS)   (Prentiss County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Burnstown
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Site   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Burnstown
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Bay   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Burnstown
 - Red Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riverton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Burnstown
 - Riverton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Creek   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Burnstown
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithsonia   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Burnstown
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waterloo   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Burnstown
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Waterloo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wright   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Burnstown
 - Wright 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 Burnstown, 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 that starts in Burnstown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Burnstown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burnstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6431, Longitude: -88.1189     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burnstown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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