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1890 Communities Near Nicholson ...

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

Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nicholson
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Nicholson
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nicholson
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nicholson
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nicholson
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,848 people in 2015)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - dawson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Floy   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Nicholson
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geraldine   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nicholson
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Nicholson
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Nicholson
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nicholson
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Nicholson
 - Loveless 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nicholson
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Nicholson
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nicholson
 - Lydia 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nicholson
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Nicholson
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Rains   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Rains was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nicholson
 - Rains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rodentown   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Nicholson
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogers   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nicholson
 - Rogers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Nicholson
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skirum   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nicholson
 - Skirum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Nicholson
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nicholson
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whiton   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nicholson
 - Whiton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wills   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nicholson
 - Wills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nicholson
 - 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 Nicholson, 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 Nicholson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nicholson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nicholson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3106, Longitude: -85.9155     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nicholson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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