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1890 Communities Near Dawson's ...

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's had railroad service and no post office.

Allenton   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Allenton had a post office and railroad service
 
Belknap   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Belknap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Benton   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 265 people (with 46 people in 2015)
 - Benton had a post office and railroad service
 
Berlin   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Berlin had a post office and railroad service
 
Bragg's   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bragg's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cahaba   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cahaba was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Cahaba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caledonia   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dawson's
 - Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carlowville   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Carlowville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collirene   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dawson's
 - Collirene had a post office and no railroad service
 
Farmersville   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Farmersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Furman   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Furman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordonsville   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Gordonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harmony   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dawson's
 - Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
 
King's Landing   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - King's Landing had railroad service and no post office
 
Kings   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Dawson's
 - Kings had railroad service and no post office
 
McBrydes   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dawson's
 - McBrydes had railroad service and no post office
 
Minter   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Minter had a post office and railroad service
 
Monterey   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 280 people
 - Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Apple   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 126 people in 2015)
 - Pine Apple had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 278 people
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill Station   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Dawson's
 - Pleasant Hill Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Polk   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dawson's
 - Polk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portland   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Portland was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Portland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richmond   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Richmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosebud   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dawson's
 - Rosebud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snow Hill   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Snow Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Tasso   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dawson's
 - Tasso had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tilden   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dawson's
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Tilden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tyler   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dawson's
 - Tyler 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's, 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' distance that stretches from Dawson's. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dawson's) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dawson's. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1132, Longitude: -86.9928     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dawson's have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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