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1890 Communities Near Hughes Mill ...

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

Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hughes Mill
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hughes Mill
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Hughes Mill
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hughes Mill
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cordell   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hughes Mill
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hughes Mill
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hughes Mill
 - Dawson 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 West Southwest (WSW) from Hughes Mill
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hughes Mill
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Geraldine   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hughes Mill
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurley   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hughes Mill
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamestown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Hughes Mill
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hughes Mill
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Hughes Mill
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luna   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hughes Mill
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Hughes Mill
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hughes Mill
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mahan   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Hughes Mill
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Musgrove   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hughes Mill
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hughes Mill
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Hughes Mill
 - 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hughes Mill
 - Skirum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snake Creek   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hughes Mill
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talley   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hughes Mill
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Hughes Mill
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thirtynine   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hughes Mill
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hughes Mill
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
 
Wills   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hughes Mill
 - Wills 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 Hughes Mill, 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Hughes Mill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hughes Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hughes Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4190, Longitude: -85.7839     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hughes Mill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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