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1890 Communities Near Five Points ...

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

Alpine (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Five Points
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bankhead   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Five Points
 - Bankhead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Five Points
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Broomtown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Broomtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Springs   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cedar Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Cedar Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chattoogaville (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Chattoogaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chelsea (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Five Points
 - Chelsea had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chesterfield   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Five Points
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cordell   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Five Points
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairview (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fairview was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Five Points
 - Fairview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Fullerton   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Five Points
 - Fullerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grover   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Five Points
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holland (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Five Points
 - Holland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamestown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Five Points
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kaolin   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Five Points
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lyerly (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Five Points
 - Lyerly had a post office and railroad service
 
Menlo (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Five Points
 - Menlo had a post office and railroad service
 
Mentone   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Five Points
 - Mentone had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Moon   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ringgold   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Five Points
 - Ringgold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Silver Hill (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Five Points
 - Silver Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Starkville   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Starkville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Five Points
 - Starkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Summerville (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 560 people (with 4,452 people in 2015)
 - Summerville had a post office and railroad service
 
Taliaferro (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Taliaferro was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Five Points
 - Taliaferro had a post office and railroad service
 
Trion (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 807 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Trion had railroad service and no post office
 
Valley Head   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head 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 Five Points, 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 beginning in Five Points. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Five Points) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Five Points. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4884, Longitude: -85.5213     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Five Points have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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