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1890 Communities Near Forney ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Forney had a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Alexis   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Forney
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluffton   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Forney
 - Bluffton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bomar   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Forney
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Borden Springs   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Forney
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Borden Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cave Spring (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forney
 - 1895 population of 952 people (with 1,175 people in 2015)
 - Cave Spring had a post office and railroad service
 
Coloma   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Forney
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Esom Hill (GA)   (Polk County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Forney
 - 1895 population of 165 people
 - Esom Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Etna (GA)   (Polk County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Forney
 - Etna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Exie   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Forney
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster Mills (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Forney
 - Foster Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grantville   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Grantville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Forney
 - Grantville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenway (GA)   (Polk County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Greenway was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Forney
 - Greenway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Key   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Forney
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirk's Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Forney
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Kirk's Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Landers (GA)   (Floyd County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Landers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forney
 - Landers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawrence   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Forney
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
 
Livingston (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Forney
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Livingston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Melson (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Forney
 - Melson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moshat   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Forney
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Noah   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Forney
 - Noah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palestine   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Forney
 - Palestine had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Gap   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forney
 - Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prior (GA)   (Polk County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Forney
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Prior had a post office and railroad service
 
Rock Run   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forney
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Rock Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Run Station   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Forney
 - Rock Run Station had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Garden   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Forney
 - Spring Garden had a post office and railroad service
 
Tecumseh   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Forney
 - 1895 population of 287 people
 - Tecumseh had a post office and railroad service
 
Vans Valley (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forney
 - Vans Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waterhouse   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Forney
 - Waterhouse 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 Forney, 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 Forney. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Forney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0862, Longitude: -85.4619     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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