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1890 Communities Near Mathews ...

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

Burnsville (MS)   (Tishomingo County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mathews
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 932 people in 2015)
 - Burnsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cherokee   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mathews
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
 
Cloverdale   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Mathews
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cypress Inn (TN)   (Wayne County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mathews
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Cypress Inn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gibbs (TN)   (Hardin County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Gibbs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mathews
 - Gibbs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gillises Mills (TN)   (Hardin County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Mathews
 - Gillises Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gravelly Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mathews
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haddock   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Haddock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mathews
 - Haddock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ingleton   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mathews
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iuka (MS)   (Tishomingo County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mathews
 - 1895 population of 1,019 people (with 3,001 people in 2015)
 - Iuka had a post office and railroad service
 
Kendell   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kendell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mathews
 - Kendell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowryville (TN)   (Hardin County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Mathews
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lowryville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lutts (TN)   (Wayne County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mathews
 - Lutts had a post office and no railroad service
 
Margerum   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Mathews
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
 
Nixon (TN)   (Hardin County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mathews
 - Nixon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mathews
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rhodesville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mathews
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riverton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Mathews
 - Riverton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short (MS)   (Tishomingo County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Mathews
 - Short had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithsonia   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mathews
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stout (TN)   (Wayne County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mathews
 - Stout had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Grove (TN)   (Hardin County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Walnut Grove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mathews
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waterloo   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Mathews
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Waterloo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weatherford (TN)   (Wayne County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Weatherford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mathews
 - Weatherford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wright   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mathews
 - Wright 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 Mathews, 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 Mathews. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mathews) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mathews. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9437, Longitude: -88.0639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mathews have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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