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1890 Communities Near Northwood Estates ...

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

Alexis   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the East (E) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bomar   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Northwood Estates
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Bluff   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,802 people in 2015)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
 
Centre   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coloma   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Exie   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Northwood Estates
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Farill   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Northwood Estates
 - Farill had a post office and railroad service
 
Forney   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Forney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaylesville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 144 people in 2015)
 - Gaylesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gnatville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Gnatville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grantville   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Grantville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Northwood Estates
 - Grantville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurley   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Northwood Estates
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Key   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirk's Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Kirk's Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawrence   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Northwood Estates
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
 
Leesburg   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Northwood Estates
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mackey   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Northwood Estates
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maple Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moshat   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Northwood Estates
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Noah   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Northwood Estates
 - Noah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plano   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Round Mountain   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Northwood Estates
 - 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Northwood Estates
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sterling   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Northwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waterhouse   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Northwood Estates
 - Waterhouse 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 Northwood Estates, 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Northwood Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Northwood Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northwood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1632, Longitude: -85.6319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northwood Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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