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1890 Communities Near Powhatan ...

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

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the East (E) from Powhatan
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Powhatan
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Powhatan
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Powhatan
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Powhatan
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Powhatan
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Powhatan
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Cardiff   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Powhatan
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Powhatan
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Powhatan
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Powhatan
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Powhatan
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Powhatan
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Powhatan
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Powhatan
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Powhatan
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Powhatan
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Powhatan
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Powhatan
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Powhatan
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Powhatan
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Powhatan
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt Mines   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Powhatan
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Powhatan
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Powhatan
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Powhatan
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Powhatan
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Powhatan
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Powhatan
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Powhatan
 - 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 Powhatan, 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' distance from Powhatan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Powhatan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powhatan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5907, Longitude: -87.1086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Powhatan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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