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1890 Communities Near Douglas ...

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

Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Douglas
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Broomtown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Douglas
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Broomtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Douglas
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chesterfield   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Douglas
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Douglas
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordell   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Douglas
 - Cordell 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Douglas
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Douglas
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Grover   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Douglas
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurley   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Douglas
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamestown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Douglas
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Douglas
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Douglas
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luna   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Douglas
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Douglas
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Douglas
 - 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 North Northwest (NNW) from Douglas
 - Mahan 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Douglas
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Moon   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Douglas
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Douglas
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Ringgold   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Douglas
 - Ringgold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Douglas
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snake Creek   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Douglas
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Douglas
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
 
Wills   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Douglas
 - Wills 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 Douglas, 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 starting from Douglas. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Douglas) 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 Douglas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Douglas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Douglas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4270, Longitude: -85.7286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Douglas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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