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1890 Communities Near Samson ...

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

Alberton   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Samson
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Alberton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cerrogordo (FL)   (Holmes County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Samson
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Cerrogordo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayhatchee   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Samson
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clintonville   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Samson
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coffee Springs   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Samson
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 229 people in 2015)
 - Coffee Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Curtis   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Samson
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Damascus   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Samson
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dundee   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East (E) from Samson
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ealum (FL)   (Walton County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Samson
 - Ealum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edwardsville   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) from Samson
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elba   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Samson
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,903 people in 2015)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enterprise   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Samson
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florala   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Samson
 - Florala had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geneva   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Samson
 - 1895 population of 638 people (with 4,460 people in 2015)
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon (FL)   (Walton County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Samson
 - Gordon had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Bay   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Samson
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Green Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Bluff   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Samson
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highfalls   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Samson
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Izagora (FL)   (Holmes County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Samson
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Izagora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Level Plains   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Samson
 - Level Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marl   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Samson
 - Marl had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opine   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Samson
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union (FL)   (Walton County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) from Samson
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vaughanville   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Samson
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Vaughanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wiggins   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Samson
 - Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Samson, 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 Samson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Samson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Samson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Samson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Samson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1124, Longitude: -86.0463     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Samson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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