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1890 Communities Near Detroit ...

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 Detroit had a population of 163 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Detroit had a population of 227 people.

Amory (MS)   (Monroe County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the West (W) from Detroit
 - 1895 population of 739 people (with 7,067 people in 2015)
 - Amory had a post office and railroad service
 
Barnesville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Detroit
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Barnesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beaverton   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Detroit
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2015)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
 
Bedford   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Detroit
 - Bedford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beeks (MS)   (Monroe County (MS)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Beeks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Detroit
 - Beeks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bexar   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Detroit
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Bexar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cardsville (MS)   (Itawamba County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Detroit
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Cardsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gattman (MS)   (Monroe County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Detroit
 - Gattman had a post office and railroad service
 
Greenbrier (MS)   (Monroe County (MS)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Greenbrier was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Detroit
 - Greenbrier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guin   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Detroit
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
 
Hamilton   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Detroit
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moscow   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Detroit
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pikeville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Detroit
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Springs   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Detroit
 - Pine Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Quincy (MS)   (Monroe County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Detroit
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Quincy had a post office and railroad service
 
Riggins (MS)   (Monroe County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Detroit
 - Riggins had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shottsville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Detroit
 - Shottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithville (MS)   (Monroe County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Detroit
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 913 people in 2015)
 - Smithville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Splunge (MS)   (Monroe County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Detroit
 - Splunge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stinson   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Detroit
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sulligent   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Detroit
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 1,844 people in 2015)
 - Sulligent had a post office and railroad service
 
Tilden (MS)   (Itawamba County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Detroit
 - Tilden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tremont (MS)   (Itawamba County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Detroit
 - 1895 population of 19 people (with 466 people in 2015)
 - Tremont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vernon   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Detroit
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 1,895 people in 2015)
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wayside   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Detroit
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside 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 Detroit, 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 Detroit. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Detroit) 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 Detroit. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Detroit

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Detroit. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0282, Longitude: -88.1681     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Detroit have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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