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1890 Communities Near Murphy Cross Roads ...

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

Cherokee   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
 
Cloverdale   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cypress Inn (TN)   (Wayne County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Cypress Inn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gillises Mills (TN)   (Hardin County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Gillises Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gravelly Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Jacksonburg 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 Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Kendell 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Light had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowryville (TN)   (Hardin County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lowryville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lutts (TN)   (Wayne County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Lutts had a post office and no railroad service
 
Martins Mills (TN)   (Wayne County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Martins Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Valley (TN)   (Wayne County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pleasant Valley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Pleasant Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rhodesville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riverton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Riverton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithsonia   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stout (TN)   (Wayne County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Stout had a post office and no railroad service
 
Victory (TN)   (Wayne County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Victory was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - 1895 population of 55 people
 - Victory had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waterloo   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Weatherford 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whittens Stand (TN)   (Wayne County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Whittens Stand was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - Whittens Stand had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wright   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Murphy Cross Roads
 - 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 Murphy Cross Roads, 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 Murphy Cross Roads. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Murphy Cross Roads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphy Cross Roads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9820, Longitude: -87.8981     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Murphy Cross Roads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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