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1890 Communities Near Dogwood ...

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

Appleton (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the North (N) from Dogwood
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Athens   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bethel (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 161 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blackburn   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Dogwood
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cartwright   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dogwood
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comer   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dogwood
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Courtland   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dogwood
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Elkmont   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dogwood
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gipsy   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dogwood
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Good Springs   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Dogwood
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harris Station   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dogwood
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Hay's Mill   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dogwood
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Hillsboro   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Lentzville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dogwood
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lexington   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 723 people in 2015)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marbuts (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Marbuts had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Rozell   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Home   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dogwood
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
O'Neal   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dogwood
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dogwood
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Dogwood
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dogwood
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sugar   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Dogwood
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and 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 Dogwood, 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 begins in Dogwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dogwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dogwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7715, Longitude: -87.1947     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dogwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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