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Rock Springs, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Rock Springs ...

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

Ararat   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rock Springs
 - Ararat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Butler   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Rock Springs
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,798 people in 2015)
 - Butler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carmichael (MS)   (Clarke County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rock Springs
 - Carmichael had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cunningham   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Springs
 - Cunningham had a post office and no railroad service
 
De Soto (MS)   (Clarke County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rock Springs
 - 1895 population of 258 people
 - De Soto had a post office and railroad service
 
Emory   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock Springs
 - Emory had a post office and no railroad service
 
Energy (MS)   (Clarke County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock Springs
 - Energy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaston   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock Springs
 - 1895 population of 138 people
 - Gaston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hinton   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rock Springs
 - Hinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Isney   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock Springs
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Isney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kinterbish   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Rock Springs
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Kinterbish had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lusk   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock Springs
 - Lusk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matherville (MS)   (Wayne County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rock Springs
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Matherville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Melvin   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock Springs
 - Melvin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Sterling   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Rock Springs
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Mount Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pushmataha   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Rock Springs
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Pushmataha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Putnam   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Rock Springs
 - Putnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Quitman (MS)   (Clarke County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Rock Springs
 - 1895 population of 395 people (with 2,209 people in 2015)
 - Quitman had a post office and railroad service
 
Robjohn   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Springs
 - Robjohn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roy (MS)   (Clarke County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rock Springs
 - Roy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Silas   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) from Rock Springs
 - Silas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Souwilpa   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Rock Springs
 - Souwilpa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tompkinsville   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Springs
 - Tompkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vimville (MS)   (Lauderdale County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock Springs
 - Vimville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whynot (MS)   (Lauderdale County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock Springs
 - Whynot had a post office and no railroad service
 
Womack Hill   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock Springs
 - 1895 population of 410 people
 - Womack Hill 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 Rock Springs, 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Rock Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0785, Longitude: -88.3664     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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