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1890 Communities Near Key ...

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 Key had a population of 39 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Alexis   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Key
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluffton   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Key
 - Bluffton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bomar   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Key
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Bluff   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Key
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,802 people in 2015)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
 
Centre   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Key
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coloma   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Key
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etna (GA)   (Polk County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Key
 - Etna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Exie   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Key
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Farill   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Key
 - Farill had a post office and railroad service
 
Forney   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Key
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Forney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gnatville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Key
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Gnatville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grantville   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Grantville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Key
 - Grantville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirk's Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Key
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Kirk's Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ladiga   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Key
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Ladiga had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawrence   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Key
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
 
Melson (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Key
 - Melson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moshat   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Key
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Noah   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Key
 - Noah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Gap   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Key
 - Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prior (GA)   (Polk County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Key
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Prior had a post office and railroad service
 
Ricks   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ricks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Key
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Run   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Key
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Rock Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Run Station   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Key
 - Rock Run Station had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Garden   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Key
 - Spring Garden had a post office and railroad service
 
Sterling   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Key
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tecumseh   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Key
 - 1895 population of 287 people
 - Tecumseh had a post office and railroad service
 
Waterhouse   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Key
 - Waterhouse 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 Key, 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' distance that begins in Key. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Key) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Key. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1026, Longitude: -85.5344     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Key have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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