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1890 Communities Near Rocky Ridge ...

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

Berkley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rocky Ridge
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bucksnort   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rocky Ridge
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottonville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rocky Ridge
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dodsonville   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Rocky Ridge
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Cove   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rocky Ridge
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garth   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Rocky Ridge
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grant   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rocky Ridge
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gurley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rocky Ridge
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 786 people in 2016)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
 
Henryville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Rocky Ridge
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keel   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rocky Ridge
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Langston   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocky Ridge
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 264 people in 2016)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Larkinsville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rocky Ridge
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Lim Rock   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rocky Ridge
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Lowe   (Madison County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Rocky Ridge
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meltonsville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rocky Ridge
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mid   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocky Ridge
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nebo   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rocky Ridge
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rocky Ridge
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,803 people in 2016)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
North   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Rocky Ridge
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
 
Owens' Cross Roads   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Rocky Ridge
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,852 people in 2016)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Paint Rock   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rocky Ridge
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 205 people in 2016)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Preston   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocky Ridge
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swearengin   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocky Ridge
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trenton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Rocky Ridge
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Rocky Ridge
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 730 people in 2016)
 - Woodville 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 Rocky Ridge, 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 Rocky Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rocky Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5959, Longitude: -86.2750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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