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1890 Communities Near Killen ...

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

Bailey Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Killen
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belew   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Killen
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Killen
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cloverdale   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Killen
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comer   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Killen
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Green Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iron City (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 381 people
 - Iron City had a post office and railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Killen
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Killen
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Lexington   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 723 people in 2015)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Light (TN)   (Wayne County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Light was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Killen
 - Light had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Killen
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Pruitton   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Killen
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
 
Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Joseph (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Wayland Springs (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Killen
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people
 - Wayland Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Webster   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Killen
 - Webster 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 Killen, 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 Killen. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Killen) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Killen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Killen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Killen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8600, Longitude: -87.5289     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Killen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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