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1890 Communities Near Ross Heights ...

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

Asbury   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ross Heights
 - Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ashford   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ross Heights
 - Ashford had a post office and railroad service
 
Balkum   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ross Heights
 - Balkum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barber   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Ross Heights
 - Barber had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bertha   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North (N) from Ross Heights
 - Bertha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Creek   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Ross Heights
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Big Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Campbellton (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Ross Heights
 - 1895 population of 105 people (with 221 people in 2015)
 - Campbellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Springs (GA)   (Early County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) from Ross Heights
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cedar Springs had no post office or railroad service
 
Clayhatchee   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Ross Heights
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daleville   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ross Heights
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 5,141 people in 2015)
 - Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dundee   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ross Heights
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Echo   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Ross Heights
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ewell   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ross Heights
 - Ewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fadette   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ross Heights
 - Fadette had a post office and no railroad service
 
Graceville (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ross Heights
 - 1895 population of 55 people (with 2,222 people in 2015)
 - Graceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Headland   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ross Heights
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 4,736 people in 2015)
 - Headland had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Bluff   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ross Heights
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highfalls   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ross Heights
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keyton's   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ross Heights
 - Keyton's had railroad service and no post office
 
Level Plains   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ross Heights
 - Level Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Midland City   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ross Heights
 - Midland City had a post office and railroad service
 
Newton   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ross Heights
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,472 people in 2015)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ozark   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ross Heights
 - 1895 population of 1,195 people (with 14,719 people in 2015)
 - Ozark had a post office and railroad service
 
Tidwell   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ross Heights
 - Tidwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warwick   (Geneva County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Warwick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ross Heights
 - Warwick 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 Ross Heights, 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 begins in Ross Heights. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ross Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ross Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2193, Longitude: -85.4288     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ross Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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