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1890 Communities Near Roanoke ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Roanoke had a population of 631 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Roanoke had a population of 6,005 people.

Bosworth   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Roanoke
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buffalo   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Roanoke
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
 
Chapel Hill   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Roanoke
 - Chapel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornhouse   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Roanoke
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cornhouse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Doublehead   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Roanoke
 - Doublehead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evansville (GA)   (Troup County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Roanoke
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Finley   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Roanoke
 - Finley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Five Points   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Roanoke
 - Five Points had a post office and railroad service
 
Forester Chapel   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Roanoke
 - Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fredonia   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Roanoke
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Fredonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glenn (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Roanoke
 - Glenn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haywood   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Roanoke
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - Haywood had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Shoals   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Roanoke
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - High Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
 
Houston (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Roanoke
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Louina   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Roanoke
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malone Ferry   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Roanoke
 - Malone Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milltown   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Roanoke
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Omaha   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Roanoke
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Omaha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Potash   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Roanoke
 - Potash had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Mills   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Roanoke
 - 1895 population of 385 people
 - Rock Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stroud   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Roanoke
 - 1895 population of 285 people
 - Stroud had a post office and railroad service
 
Texas (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Roanoke
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Truett   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Roanoke
 - Truett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vernon (GA)   (Troup County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Vernon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Roanoke
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waldrep   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Roanoke
 - Waldrep had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wedowee   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Roanoke
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 809 people in 2015)
 - Wedowee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wehadkee   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Roanoke
 - Wehadkee had a post office and no railroad service
 
West   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Roanoke
 - West 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 Roanoke, 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 Roanoke. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roanoke) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roanoke. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roanoke

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roanoke. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1453, Longitude: -85.3694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roanoke have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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