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1890 Communities Near Coal Fire ...

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 Coal Fire had a population of 50 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Bell   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Coal Fire
 - Bell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Benevola   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Coal Fire
 - Benevola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bigbee Valley (MS)   (Noxubee County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Bigbee Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brazelia (MS)   (Noxubee County (MS)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Brazelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Coal Fire
 - Brazelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bridgeville   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cliftonville (MS)   (Noxubee County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Cliftonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Columbus (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 14,703 people (with 23,168 people in 2015)
 - Columbus had a post office and railroad service
 
Covin   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Coal Fire
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
 
Dillburg   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Dillburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fernbank   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Coal Fire
 - Fernbank had a post office and railroad service
 
Garden   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Garden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordo   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,687 people in 2015)
 - Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hightogy   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Coal Fire
 - Hightogy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kennedy   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 428 people in 2015)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
 
Kingville   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lubbub   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
 
Memphis   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 28 people in 2015)
 - Memphis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millport   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 244 people (with 998 people in 2015)
 - Millport had a post office and railroad service
 
Moore's Bridge   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newtonville   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Olney   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Coal Fire
 - Olney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palmetto   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Coal Fire
 - Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Grove   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reform   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Coal Fire
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 1,632 people in 2015)
 - Reform had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stafford   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Coal Fire
 - Stafford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Star   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Coal Fire
 - Star had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steens (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Coal Fire
 - Steens had railroad service and no post office
 
Trinity (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West (W) from Coal Fire
 - Trinity 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 Coal Fire, 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 stretches from Coal Fire. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Coal Fire) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coal Fire. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4040, Longitude: -88.0847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coal Fire have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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