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1890 Communities Near Leonard ...

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, Leonard had a post office and no railroad service.

Centre   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Leonard
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Leonard
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Leonard
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Leonard
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Leonard
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Leonard
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,848 people in 2015)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Leonard
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Leonard
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Leonard
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Leonard
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leesburg   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Leonard
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Leonard
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mackey   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Leonard
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maple Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Leonard
 - 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Leonard
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Hill   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Leonard
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Plano   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Leonard
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Leonard
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Rodentown   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Leonard
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Round Mountain   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Leonard
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Leonard
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slackland   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Leonard
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Leonard
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Leonard
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Wills   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Leonard
 - Wills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Leonard
 - 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 Leonard, 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 beginning in Leonard. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leonard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leonard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2076, Longitude: -85.8302     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leonard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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