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1890 Communities Near Downs ...

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

Aberfoil   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Aberfoil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alliance   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Downs
 - Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chehaw   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Downs
 - Chehaw had railroad service and no post office
 
China Grove   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - China Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cotton Valley   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Cotton Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Creek Stand   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Downs
 - Creek Stand had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cross Keys   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cross Keys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enon   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Downs
 - Enon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Davis   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Downs
 - Fort Davis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Franklin   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Downs
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
 
Guerryton   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Guerryton had a post office and railroad service
 
Hector   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Downs
 - Hector had a post office and no railroad service
 
Inverness   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Downs
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service
 
La Place   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - La Place had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hillard   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Mount Hillard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Meigs   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
 
Omega   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Downs
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Grove   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Downs
 - Pine Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Postoak   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Downs
 - Postoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shopton   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Downs
 - Shopton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shorter   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Downs
 - Shorter had railroad service and no post office
 
Suspension   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Suspension had a post office and railroad service
 
Tallassee   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 1,413 people (with 4,778 people in 2015)
 - Tallassee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thompson   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Thompson had a post office and railroad service
 
Three Notch   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Three Notch had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuskegee   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 1,803 people (with 8,817 people in 2015)
 - Tuskegee had a post office and railroad service
 
Union Springs   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 2,049 people (with 3,919 people in 2015)
 - Union Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Warriorstand   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Downs
 - 1895 population of 215 people
 - Warriorstand 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 Downs, 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 that starts in Downs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Downs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Downs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2649, Longitude: -85.7841     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Downs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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