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1890 Communities Near Eureka ...

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

Anderson (TN)   (Franklin County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the North (N) from Eureka
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
 
Bellefonte   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eureka
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bridgeport   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eureka
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,355 people in 2015)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
 
Estillfork   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Eureka
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Estillfork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fabius   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Eureka
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fackler   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eureka
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
 
Greerton   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Eureka
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Higdon   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eureka
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollywood   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eureka
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
 
Ketchall (TN)   (Marion County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ketchall was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eureka
 - Ketchall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kimball (TN)   (Marion County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eureka
 - Kimball had a post office and railroad service
 
Kirby Creek   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Eureka
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kyles   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eureka
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Long Island   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eureka
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maynard Cove   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eureka
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mud Creek   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Eureka
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Narrows   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Eureka
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Eureka
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosalie   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Eureka
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sherwood (TN)   (Franklin County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Eureka
 - 1895 population of 256 people
 - Sherwood had a post office and railroad service
 
South Pittsburg (TN)   (Marion County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eureka
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Stevenson   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eureka
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,991 people in 2015)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
 
Sunset   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eureka
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tupelo   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eureka
 - Tupelo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wannville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Eureka
 - Wannville 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 Eureka, 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 beginning in Eureka. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eureka) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eureka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9001, Longitude: -85.8836     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eureka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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