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1890 Communities Near Melborne ...

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

Bedford   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the North (N) from Melborne
 - Bedford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beeks (MS)   (Monroe County (MS)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Beeks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Melborne
 - Beeks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bell   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Melborne
 - Bell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caledonia (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,017 people in 2015)
 - Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coal Fire   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Coal Fire had a post office and no railroad service
 
Columbus (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 14,703 people (with 23,168 people in 2015)
 - Columbus had a post office and railroad service
 
Covin   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Melborne
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
 
Fernbank   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Melborne
 - Fernbank had a post office and railroad service
 
Gattman (MS)   (Monroe County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) from Melborne
 - Gattman had a post office and railroad service
 
Grubb Springs (MS)   (Monroe County (MS)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Grubb Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Grubb Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamilton (MS)   (Monroe County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hightogy   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Melborne
 - Hightogy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kennedy   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 428 people in 2015)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
 
Kingville   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lubbub   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
 
McIntyre (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While McIntyre was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Melborne
 - McIntyre had railroad service and no post office
 
Millport   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 244 people (with 998 people in 2015)
 - Millport had a post office and railroad service
 
Molloy   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Melborne
 - Molloy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moscow   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palmetto   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Melborne
 - Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reform   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 1,632 people in 2015)
 - Reform had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stafford   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Melborne
 - Stafford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Star   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Melborne
 - Star had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steens (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Melborne
 - Steens had railroad service and no post office
 
Trinity (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Melborne
 - Trinity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vernon   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 1,895 people in 2015)
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vinton (MS)   (Clay County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Vinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waverly (MS)   (Clay County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Melborne
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Waverly 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 Melborne, 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 from Melborne. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Melborne) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melborne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5729, Longitude: -88.2028     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Melborne have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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