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1890 Communities Near Flanders ...

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

Brice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Flanders
 - Brice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Flanders
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Flanders
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Flanders
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Flanders
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Flanders
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,848 people in 2015)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crudup   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Flanders
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Flanders
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Flanders
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haworth   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Flanders
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Flanders
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Leesburg   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Flanders
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Flanders
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mackey   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Flanders
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maple Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Flanders
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcus   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Flanders
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Hill   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Flanders
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Flanders
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Pulltight   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Flanders
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
 
Rodentown   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Flanders
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Flanders
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skirum   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Flanders
 - Skirum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slackland   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Flanders
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Flanders
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Flanders
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Upton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Flanders
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wills   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Flanders
 - Wills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Flanders
 - Yancy 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 Flanders, 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 from Flanders. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Flanders) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flanders. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2073, Longitude: -85.9027     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flanders have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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