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1890 Communities Near Old Jonesboro ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office.

Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the West (W) from Old Jonesboro
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Old Jonesboro
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Old Jonesboro
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Old Jonesboro
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Old Jonesboro
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Old Jonesboro
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Old Jonesboro
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Jonesboro
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Old Jonesboro
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Old Jonesboro
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Old Jonesboro
 - Wylam 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 Old Jonesboro, 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 Old Jonesboro. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Old Jonesboro) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Jonesboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3932, Longitude: -86.9844     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Jonesboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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