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1890 Communities Near Charles ...

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

Boyd   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the North (N) from Charles
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Butler   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Charles
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,798 people in 2015)
 - Butler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coatopa   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Charles
 - 1895 population of 171 people
 - Coatopa had a post office and railroad service
 
Cuba   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Charles
 - 1895 population of 220 people (with 321 people in 2015)
 - Cuba had a post office and railroad service
 
Dove   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Charles
 - Dove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Energy (MS)   (Clarke County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Charles
 - Energy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enondale (MS)   (Kemper County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Charles
 - Enondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaston   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Charles
 - 1895 population of 138 people
 - Gaston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hinton   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Charles
 - Hinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jefferson   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) from Charles
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kewanee (MS)   (Lauderdale County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Charles
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Kewanee had a post office and railroad service
 
Kinterbish   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Charles
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Kinterbish had a post office and no railroad service
 
Livingston   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Charles
 - 1895 population of 850 people (with 3,414 people in 2015)
 - Livingston had a post office and railroad service
 
Lockhart (MS)   (Lauderdale County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Charles
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Lockhart had a post office and railroad service
 
Lusk   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South (S) from Charles
 - Lusk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meridian (MS)   (Lauderdale County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West (W) from Charles
 - 1895 population of 10,624 people (with 39,661 people in 2015)
 - Meridian had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Sterling   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Charles
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Mount Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Myrtlewood   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Charles
 - Myrtlewood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nanafalia   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Charles
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Nanafalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pushmataha   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Charles
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Pushmataha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robjohn   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Charles
 - Robjohn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russell (MS)   (Lauderdale County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Charles
 - Russell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tamola (MS)   (Kemper County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Charles
 - Tamola had railroad service and no post office
 
Tompkinsville   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Charles
 - Tompkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Topton (MS)   (Lauderdale County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Charles
 - Topton had a post office and railroad service
 
Vimville (MS)   (Lauderdale County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Charles
 - Vimville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whynot (MS)   (Lauderdale County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Charles
 - Whynot 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 Charles, 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 that starts in Charles. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Charles) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charles. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3218, Longitude: -88.2859     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Charles have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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