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1890 Communities Near Kaolin ...

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 in 1895, Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service.

Alpine (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kaolin
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bankhead   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kaolin
 - Bankhead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kaolin
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cassandra (GA)   (Walker County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kaolin
 - Cassandra had railroad service and no post office
 
Cedar Grove (GA)   (Walker County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kaolin
 - 1895 population of 370 people
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chelsea (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kaolin
 - Chelsea had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chesterfield   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kaolin
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cordell   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kaolin
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Estelle (GA)   (Walker County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kaolin
 - Estelle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairview (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fairview was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kaolin
 - Fairview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kaolin
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Grover   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kaolin
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guild (GA)   (Walker County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Guild was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Kaolin
 - Guild had a post office and railroad service
 
Henagar   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Kaolin
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Higdon   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Kaolin
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ider   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kaolin
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamestown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Kaolin
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kensington (GA)   (Walker County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kaolin
 - Kensington 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kaolin
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Martindale (GA)   (Walker County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Kaolin
 - Martindale had railroad service and no post office
 
Menlo (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kaolin
 - Menlo had a post office and railroad service
 
Mentone   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Kaolin
 - Mentone 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kaolin
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kaolin
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rising Fawn (GA)   (Dade County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kaolin
 - 1895 population of 927 people
 - Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Rosalie   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kaolin
 - Rosalie 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Kaolin
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Kaolin
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kaolin
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and 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 Kaolin, 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 Kaolin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kaolin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kaolin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6276, Longitude: -85.5816     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kaolin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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