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1890 Communities Near Olney ...

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, Olney had a post office and no railroad service.

Bell   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Olney
 - Bell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Benevola   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Olney
 - Benevola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bigbee Valley (MS)   (Noxubee County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Bigbee Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brazelia (MS)   (Noxubee County (MS)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Brazelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Olney
 - Brazelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bridgeville   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clinton   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coal Fire   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Coal Fire had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dillburg   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Dillburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster's   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garden   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Garden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordo   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,687 people in 2015)
 - Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Knoxville   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Knoxville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewiston   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Olney
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mantua   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mantua had a post office and no railroad service
 
Memphis   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 28 people in 2015)
 - Memphis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hebron   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Grove   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Ridge   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prairie Point (MS)   (Noxubee County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Prairie Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reform   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 1,632 people in 2015)
 - Reform had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romulus   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Olney
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sylvan   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 223 people in 2015)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vienna   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Vienna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warsaw   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Olney
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Greene   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Olney
 - West Greene 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 Olney, 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 starting in Olney. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Olney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1412, Longitude: -88.0386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Olney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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