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1890 Communities Near Mays Gulf ...

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

Alpine (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Mays Gulf
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bankhead   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mays Gulf
 - Bankhead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mays Gulf
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mays Gulf
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chelsea (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mays Gulf
 - Chelsea had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chesterfield   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mays Gulf
 - Chesterfield 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mays Gulf
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dutton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Mays Gulf
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fabius   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mays Gulf
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Mays Gulf
 - 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mays Gulf
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ider   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Mays Gulf
 - 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Mays Gulf
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamestown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mays Gulf
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kaolin   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mays Gulf
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luna   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mays Gulf
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mays Gulf
 - Lydia 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mays Gulf
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Menlo (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mays Gulf
 - Menlo had a post office and railroad service
 
Mentone   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mays Gulf
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mays Gulf
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mays Gulf
 - 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mays Gulf
 - 1895 population of 927 people
 - Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Rosalie   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mays Gulf
 - 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Mays Gulf
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mays Gulf
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mays Gulf
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and 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 Mays Gulf, 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 starts in Mays Gulf. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mays Gulf) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mays Gulf. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6043, Longitude: -85.6791     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mays Gulf have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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