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

Avery   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kay Ferry
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kay Ferry
 - Brice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Kay Ferry
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kay Ferry
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colvins Gap   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kay Ferry
 - Colvins Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crudup   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kay Ferry
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kay Ferry
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kay Ferry
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kay Ferry
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Haworth   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kay Ferry
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hokes Bluff   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kay Ferry
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kay Ferry
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Laney   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Kay Ferry
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kay Ferry
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mackey   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kay Ferry
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maple Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kay Ferry
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kay Ferry
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Kay Ferry
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Oak Hill   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kay Ferry
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Plano   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kay Ferry
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reaves   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kay Ferry
 - Reaves had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slackland   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kay Ferry
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Kay Ferry
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kay Ferry
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Upton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kay Ferry
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kay Ferry
 - 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 Kay 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Kay Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kay Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kay Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0501, Longitude: -85.9172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kay Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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