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1890 Communities Near Homer ...

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

Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Homer
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Homer
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Homer
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Homer
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Homer
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,848 people in 2015)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Homer
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Homer
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Floy   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Homer
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geraldine   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Homer
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Homer
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Homer
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leesburg   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Homer
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Homer
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Homer
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mackey   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Homer
 - Mackey 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 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Homer
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Zion   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Homer
 - Mount Zion 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 South Southeast (SSE) from Homer
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Homer
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Pulltight   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Homer
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
 
Rains   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Rains was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Homer
 - Rains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rodentown   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Homer
 - 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 (E) from Homer
 - 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 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Homer
 - Skirum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slackland   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Homer
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Homer
 - Tabor 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 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Homer
 - Wills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Homer
 - 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 Homer, 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 starting from Homer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Homer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Homer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2634, Longitude: -85.9072     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Homer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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