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1890 Communities Near Rudders Ferry ...

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

Anderson (TN)   (Franklin County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Rudders Ferry
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
 
Bellefonte   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rudders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bridgeport   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rudders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,355 people in 2015)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
 
Cole City (GA)   (Dade County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rudders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 750 people
 - Cole City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fabius   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Rudders Ferry
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fackler   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rudders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
 
Henagar   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Rudders Ferry
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Higdon   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Rudders Ferry
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollywood   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rudders Ferry
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
 
Ider   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rudders Ferry
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ketchall (TN)   (Marion County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ketchall was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rudders Ferry
 - Ketchall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kimball (TN)   (Marion County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rudders Ferry
 - Kimball had a post office and railroad service
 
Kirby Creek   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rudders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kyles   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rudders Ferry
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Long Island   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rudders Ferry
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
 
Narrows   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rudders Ferry
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rudders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rising Fawn (GA)   (Dade County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rudders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 927 people
 - Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Rosalie   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Rudders Ferry
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shellmound (TN)   (Marion County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Shellmound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rudders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Shellmound had a post office and railroad service
 
South Pittsburg (TN)   (Marion County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rudders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Stevenson   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rudders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,991 people in 2015)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rudders Ferry
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trenton (GA)   (Dade County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Rudders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 378 people (with 2,238 people in 2015)
 - Trenton had a post office and railroad service
 
Wannville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rudders Ferry
 - Wannville 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 Rudders Ferry, 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 that starts in Rudders Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rudders Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rudders Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8584, Longitude: -85.7750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rudders Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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