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1890 Communities Near Garrett Ferry ...

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

Alexis   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bomar   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Garrett Ferry
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Bluff   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,802 people in 2015)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
 
Centre   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coloma   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Exie   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Garrett Ferry
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaylesville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 144 people in 2015)
 - Gaylesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gnatville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Gnatville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurley   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Garrett Ferry
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Key   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawrence   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Garrett Ferry
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
 
Leesburg   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Garrett Ferry
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mackey   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Garrett Ferry
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maple Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moshat   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Garrett Ferry
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Noah   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Garrett Ferry
 - Noah 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Garrett Ferry
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Plano   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reaves   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Garrett Ferry
 - Reaves had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ricks   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ricks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Round Mountain   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slackland   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Garrett Ferry
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sterling   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Garrett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Garrett Ferry
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Waterhouse   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Garrett Ferry
 - 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 Garrett Ferry, 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 begins in Garrett Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Garrett Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garrett Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1390, Longitude: -85.6869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Garrett Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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