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1890 Communities Near Columbia ...

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

Abbeville   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Columbia
 - 1895 population of 465 people (with 2,620 people in 2015)
 - Abbeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arlington (GA)   (Calhoun County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Columbia
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 1,406 people in 2015)
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
 
Ashford   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Columbia
 - Ashford had a post office and railroad service
 
Balkum   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Columbia
 - Balkum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barber   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Columbia
 - Barber had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bascom (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South (S) from Columbia
 - Bascom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bertha   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Columbia
 - Bertha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Creek   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Columbia
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Big Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blakely (GA)   (Early County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Columbia
 - 1895 population of 441 people (with 4,871 people in 2015)
 - Blakely had a post office and railroad service
 
Bluffton (GA)   (Clay County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Columbia
 - 1895 population of 298 people (with 101 people in 2015)
 - Bluffton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Springs (GA)   (Early County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Columbia
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cedar Springs had no post office or railroad service
 
Colquitt (GA)   (Miller County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Columbia
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,886 people in 2015)
 - Colquitt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Damascus (GA)   (Early County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) from Columbia
 - 1895 population of 82 people (with 238 people in 2015)
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Echo   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Columbia
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Gaines (GA)   (Clay County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) from Columbia
 - 1895 population of 1,097 people (with 1,129 people in 2015)
 - Fort Gaines had a post office and railroad service
 
Hardwickburg   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Columbia
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Hardwickburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Headland   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Columbia
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 4,736 people in 2015)
 - Headland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horns Cross Road (GA)   (Miller County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Horns Cross Road was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Columbia
 - Horns Cross Road had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jakin (GA)   (Early County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Columbia
 - Jakin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keyton's   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Columbia
 - Keyton's had railroad service and no post office
 
Mayhaw (GA)   (Miller County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Columbia
 - Mayhaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Midland City   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West (W) from Columbia
 - Midland City had a post office and railroad service
 
Pecan (GA)   (Clay County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Columbia
 - Pecan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shorterville   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Columbia
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - Shorterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spooner (GA)   (Miller County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Spooner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Columbia
 - Spooner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tidwell   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Columbia
 - Tidwell 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 Columbia, 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 Columbia. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Columbia) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2968, Longitude: -85.1103     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Columbia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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