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1890 Communities Near Murrycross ...

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

Avery   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the West (W) from Murrycross
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Murrycross
 - Brice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Murrycross
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Murrycross
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Murrycross
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Crudup   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Murrycross
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Murrycross
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Murrycross
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hokes Bluff   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Murrycross
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Murrycross
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Leesburg   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Murrycross
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Murrycross
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mackey   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Murrycross
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maple Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Murrycross
 - 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Murrycross
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - oak hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Plano   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Murrycross
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reaves   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Murrycross
 - Reaves had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ricks   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ricks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Murrycross
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Murrycross
 - 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Murrycross
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Murrycross
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Murrycross
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Upton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Murrycross
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Murrycross
 - 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 Murrycross, 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 starting in Murrycross. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Murrycross) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murrycross. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1207, Longitude: -85.8586     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Murrycross have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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