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1890 Communities Near New Town ...

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

Anderson (TN)   (Franklin County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Town
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
 
Bellefonte   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Town
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bridgeport   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Town
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,355 people in 2015)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
 
Cole City (GA)   (Dade County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Town
 - 1895 population of 750 people
 - Cole City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fabius   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from New Town
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fackler   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Town
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
 
Higdon   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from New Town
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollywood   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Town
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
 
Ider   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Town
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ketchall (TN)   (Marion County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ketchall was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Town
 - Ketchall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kimball (TN)   (Marion County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Town
 - Kimball had a post office and railroad service
 
Kirby Creek   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Town
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kyles   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Town
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Long Island   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Town
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maynard Cove   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Town
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mud Creek   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Town
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Narrows   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Town
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from New Town
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosalie   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from New Town
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shellmound (TN)   (Marion County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Shellmound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Town
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Shellmound had a post office and railroad service
 
Sherwood (TN)   (Franklin County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Town
 - 1895 population of 256 people
 - Sherwood had a post office and railroad service
 
South Pittsburg (TN)   (Marion County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Town
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
 - stevenson had a post office and railroad service
 
Sunset   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Town
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wannville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Town
 - Wannville 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 New Town, 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 starting from New Town. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Town) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8734, Longitude: -85.8175     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Town have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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