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1890 Communities Near Petaluma ...

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

Americus (MS)   (Jackson County (MS)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Americus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the West (W) from Petaluma
 - Americus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bayou La Batre   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) from Petaluma
 - 1895 population of 35 people (with 2,621 people in 2015)
 - Bayou La Batre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bromley   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East (E) from Petaluma
 - Bromley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chunchula   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Petaluma
 - 1895 population of 258 people
 - Chunchula had a post office and railroad service
 
Coden   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South (S) from Petaluma
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Coden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cox   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Petaluma
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
 
Creola   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Petaluma
 - Creola had a post office and railroad service
 
Daphne   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Petaluma
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 24,896 people in 2015)
 - Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Escatawpa (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Petaluma
 - Escatawpa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fernland   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Petaluma
 - Fernland had railroad service and no post office
 
Fowl River   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Petaluma
 - Fowl River had railroad service and no post office
 
Grand Bay   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Petaluma
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Grand Bay had a post office and railroad service
 
Kushla   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Petaluma
 - Kushla had a post office and railroad service
 
Mobile   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Petaluma
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 194,288 people in 2015)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
 
Mon Louis   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Petaluma
 - Mon Louis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montrose   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Petaluma
 - Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Grove   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Petaluma
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orange Grove (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Petaluma
 - Orange Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Plateau   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Petaluma
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
 
Prichard   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Petaluma
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Elmo   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Petaluma
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Hill   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Petaluma
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Theodore   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Petaluma
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Three Rivers (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Petaluma
 - Three Rivers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whistler   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Petaluma
 - Whistler had a post office and 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 Petaluma, 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 Petaluma. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Petaluma) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petaluma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7169, Longitude: -88.2745     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Petaluma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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