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1890 Communities Near Packards Bend ...

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

Atkeison   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Packards Bend
 - Atkeison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Axle   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Packards Bend
 - Axle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buena Vista   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Packards Bend
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Buena Vista had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chestnut   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Packards Bend
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Chestnut had a post office and no railroad service
 
Claiborne   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Packards Bend
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Claiborne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coy   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Packards Bend
 - Coy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Culpeper   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Packards Bend
 - Culpeper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dickinson   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Packards Bend
 - Dickinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fatama   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Packards Bend
 - Fatama had a post office and no railroad service
 
Finchburg   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Finchburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Packards Bend
 - Finchburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gosport   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Packards Bend
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Gosport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Hill   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Packards Bend
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 1,494 people in 2015)
 - Grove Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lovan   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Lovan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Packards Bend
 - Lovan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lower Peach Tree   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Packards Bend
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Lower Peach Tree had a post office and no railroad service
 
Natchez   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Packards Bend
 - Natchez had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nellie   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Packards Bend
 - Nellie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Hill   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Packards Bend
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 919 people in 2015)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
River Ridge   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While River Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Packards Bend
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - River Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockwest   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Packards Bend
 - Rockwest had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rural   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Packards Bend
 - Rural had a post office and railroad service
 
Suggsville   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Packards Bend
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Suggsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunny South   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Packards Bend
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomasville   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Packards Bend
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 4,051 people in 2015)
 - Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
 
Tinela   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Packards Bend
 - Tinela had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vashti   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Packards Bend
 - Vashti had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whatley   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Packards Bend
 - Whatley had a post office and railroad service
 
Yellow Bluff   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Packards Bend
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 177 people in 2015)
 - Yellow Bluff 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 Packards Bend, 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 that stretches from Packards Bend. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Packards Bend) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Packards Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7760, Longitude: -87.4894     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Packards Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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