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1890 Communities Near Dawson ...

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 in 1895, Dawson had a post office and no railroad service.

Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dawson
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dawson
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dawson
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dawson
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dawson
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,848 people in 2015)
 - Crossville 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 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Dawson
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geraldine   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dawson
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Dawson
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dawson
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dawson
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Dawson
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Dawson
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dawson
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcus   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dawson
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Dawson
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Rains   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Rains was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dawson
 - Rains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rodentown   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dawson
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogers   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dawson
 - Rogers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dawson
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skirum   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dawson
 - Skirum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Dawson
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dawson
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whiton   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dawson
 - Whiton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wills   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dawson
 - Wills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dawson
 - Yancy 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 Dawson, 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 beginning in Dawson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dawson) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dawson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3040, Longitude: -85.9261     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dawson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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