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1890 Communities Near Ponderosa ...

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

Americus (MS)   (Jackson County (MS)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Americus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the West (W) from Ponderosa
 - Americus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bayou La Batre   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) from Ponderosa
 - 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 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) from Ponderosa
 - Bromley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chastang   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ponderosa
 - Chastang had a post office and railroad service
 
Chunchula   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ponderosa
 - 1895 population of 258 people
 - Chunchula had a post office and railroad service
 
Citronelle   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North (N) from Ponderosa
 - Citronelle had a post office and railroad service
 
Coden   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South (S) from Ponderosa
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Coden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cox   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ponderosa
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
 
Creola   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ponderosa
 - Creola had a post office and railroad service
 
Daphne   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ponderosa
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 24,896 people in 2015)
 - Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fernland   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Ponderosa
 - Fernland had railroad service and no post office
 
Fowl River   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ponderosa
 - Fowl River had railroad service and no post office
 
Grand Bay   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ponderosa
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Grand Bay had a post office and railroad service
 
Kushla   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ponderosa
 - Kushla had a post office and railroad service
 
Mobile   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ponderosa
 - 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 Ponderosa
 - 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 Ponderosa
 - Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Grove   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ponderosa
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orange Grove (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ponderosa
 - Orange Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Plateau   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Ponderosa
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
 
Prichard   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ponderosa
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Elmo   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Ponderosa
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Hill   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ponderosa
 - 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 Ponderosa
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Three Rivers (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ponderosa
 - Three Rivers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whistler   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Ponderosa
 - 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 Ponderosa, 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 from Ponderosa. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ponderosa) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ponderosa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7294, Longitude: -88.2583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ponderosa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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