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1890 Communities Near Ricks ...

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>


Ricks itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 237 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Adelia   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Adelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ricks
 - Adelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bomar   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ricks
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Centre   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Ricks
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Ricks
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coloma   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ricks
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colvins Gap   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ricks
 - Colvins Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Exie   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Ricks
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gnatville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Ricks
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Gnatville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hokes Bluff   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ricks
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Key   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ricks
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ladiga   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ricks
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Ladiga had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leesburg   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ricks
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Mackey   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ricks
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maple Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ricks
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moshat   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ricks
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Noah   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ricks
 - Noah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Hill   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ricks
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Piedmont   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ricks
 - 1895 population of 711 people (with 4,714 people in 2015)
 - Piedmont had railroad service and no post office
 
Plano   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ricks
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Gap   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ricks
 - Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reaves   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ricks
 - Reaves had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Run   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ricks
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Rock Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Round Mountain   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Ricks
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
Slackland   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ricks
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Garden   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ricks
 - Spring Garden 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 Ricks, 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 that stretches from Ricks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ricks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ricks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0590, Longitude: -85.6836     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ricks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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