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1890 Communities Near Rock Run ...

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 Rock Run had a population of 360 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Alexis   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North (N) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluffton   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rock Run
 - Bluffton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bomar   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock Run
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Borden Springs   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Borden Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cave Spring (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 952 people (with 1,175 people in 2015)
 - Cave Spring had a post office and railroad service
 
Coloma   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Esom Hill (GA)   (Polk County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 165 people
 - Esom Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Etna (GA)   (Polk County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rock Run
 - Etna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Exie   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rock Run
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forney   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Forney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gnatville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Gnatville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenway (GA)   (Polk County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Greenway was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Run
 - Greenway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Key   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirk's Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Kirk's Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ladiga   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Ladiga had a post office and no railroad service
 
Melson (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock Run
 - Melson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moshat   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock Run
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Noah   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock Run
 - Noah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palestine   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock Run
 - Palestine had a post office and railroad service
 
Piedmont   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 711 people (with 4,714 people in 2015)
 - Piedmont had railroad service and no post office
 
Pleasant Gap   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock Run
 - Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prior (GA)   (Polk County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Prior had a post office and railroad service
 
Ricks   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ricks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Run Station   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock Run
 - Rock Run Station had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Garden   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rock Run
 - Spring Garden had a post office and railroad service
 
Tecumseh   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rock Run
 - 1895 population of 287 people
 - Tecumseh 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 Rock Run, 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 Rock Run. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Run) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0279, Longitude: -85.4952     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Run have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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