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1890 Communities Near Davistown ...

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

Bellefonte   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Davistown
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Davistown
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dodsonville   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Davistown
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Cove   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Davistown
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dutton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Davistown
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Floy   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Davistown
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geraldine   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Davistown
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Oak   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Davistown
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollywood   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Davistown
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
 
Index   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Davistown
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jink   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Jink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Davistown
 - Jink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Langston   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Davistown
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 266 people in 2015)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Larkinsville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Davistown
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Luna   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Davistown
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Davistown
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Davistown
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mahan   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Davistown
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meltonsville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Davistown
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mid   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Davistown
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Musgrove   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Davistown
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pendergrass   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Davistown
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
 
Preston   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Davistown
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Scottsboro   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Davistown
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,722 people in 2015)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Swearengin   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Davistown
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talley   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Davistown
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Davistown
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thirtynine   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Davistown
 - Thirtynine 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 Davistown, 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 Davistown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Davistown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Davistown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5418, Longitude: -86.0197     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Davistown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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