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1890 Communities Near Reads Mill ...

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

Adelia   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Adelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Reads Mill
 - Adelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alexandria   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Reads Mill
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Bera   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bera was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Reads Mill
 - Bera had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colvins Gap   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Reads Mill
 - Colvins Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duke   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Reads Mill
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Reads Mill
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etowahton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Reads Mill
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Francis   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Reads Mill
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Reads Mill
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Grayton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Reads Mill
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hebron   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Reads Mill
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
 
Hokes Bluff   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Reads Mill
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Reads Mill
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 12,222 people in 2015)
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
 
Laney   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Reads Mill
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
 
Leatherwood   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Reads Mill
 - Leatherwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Mack   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Reads Mill
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
 
Markton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Reads Mill
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Merrellton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Reads Mill
 - Merrellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morrisville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Reads Mill
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Morrisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ohatchee   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Reads Mill
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
 
Ottery   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Reads Mill
 - Ottery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peaceburg   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Reads Mill
 - Peaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peek's Hill   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Reads Mill
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reaves   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Reads Mill
 - Reaves had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Reads Mill
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office

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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 Reads Mill, 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 from Reads Mill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Reads Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reads Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8732, Longitude: -85.9016     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Reads Mill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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