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1890 Communities Near Keith ...

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

Bankhead   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Keith
 - Bankhead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bellefonte   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Keith
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Keith
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove (GA)   (Walker County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Keith
 - 1895 population of 370 people
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Keith
 - Chavies 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Keith
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dutton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Keith
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fabius   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Keith
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fackler   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Keith
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Keith
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Henagar   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Keith
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Higdon   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Keith
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollywood   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Keith
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
 
Ider   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Keith
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
 
Index   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Keith
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kaolin   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Keith
 - Kaolin 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Keith
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mentone   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Keith
 - 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Keith
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Keith
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Keith
 - 1895 population of 927 people
 - Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Rosalie   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Keith
 - 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 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Keith
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stevenson   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Keith
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,991 people in 2015)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Keith
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Keith
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
 
Wannville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Keith
 - Wannville 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 Keith, 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 that begins in Keith. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Keith) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keith. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6784, Longitude: -85.6922     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Keith have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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