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1890 Communities Near Hightower ...

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 Hightower had a population of 40 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Abernathy   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the North (N) from Hightower
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Abernathy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arbacoochee   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hightower
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Arbacoochee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belltown   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hightower
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Belltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bowdon (GA)   (Carroll County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Hightower
 - 1895 population of 354 people (with 2,072 people in 2015)
 - Bowdon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burwell (GA)   (Carroll County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hightower
 - Burwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cambridge   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hightower
 - Cambridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chulafinnee   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Hightower
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Chulafinnee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edwardsville   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hightower
 - 1895 population of 446 people (with 204 people in 2015)
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Graham   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hightower
 - Graham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Heflin   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hightower
 - 1895 population of 383 people (with 3,499 people in 2015)
 - Heflin had a post office and railroad service
 
Hooper (GA)   (Haralson County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hightower
 - Hooper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hopewell   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Hightower
 - Hopewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Joel (GA)   (Carroll County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hightower
 - Joel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lamar   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Hightower
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lofty   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Hightower
 - Lofty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mabry (GA)   (Carroll County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mabry was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hightower
 - Mabry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Micaville   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hightower
 - Micaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milner   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hightower
 - Milner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Zion (GA)   (Carroll County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hightower
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Muscadine   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Hightower
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Muscadine had a post office and railroad service
 
Newell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hightower
 - Newell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockdale   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hightower
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Rockdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sewell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hightower
 - Sewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Victory (GA)   (Carroll County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Hightower
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Victory had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waldrep   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hightower
 - Waldrep 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 Hightower, 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 that starts in Hightower. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hightower) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hightower. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5318, Longitude: -85.3955     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hightower have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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