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

Alexis   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluffton   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sanford Springs
 - Bluffton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bomar   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Sanford Springs
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Borden Springs   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Borden Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Centre   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coloma   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Esom Hill (GA)   (Polk County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 165 people
 - Esom Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Etna (GA)   (Polk County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Sanford Springs
 - Etna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Exie   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sanford Springs
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forney   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Forney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gnatville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Gnatville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grantley   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Sanford Springs
 - Grantley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Key   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ladiga   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Ladiga had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moshat   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sanford Springs
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Noah   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Sanford Springs
 - Noah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palestine   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sanford Springs
 - Palestine had a post office and railroad service
 
Piedmont   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 711 people (with 4,714 people in 2015)
 - Piedmont had railroad service and no post office
 
Plano   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Gap   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sanford Springs
 - Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prior (GA)   (Polk County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Prior had a post office and railroad service
 
Ricks   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ricks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Run   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Rock Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Run Station   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sanford Springs
 - Rock Run Station had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Garden   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sanford Springs
 - Spring Garden had a post office and railroad service
 
Tecumseh   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Sanford Springs
 - 1895 population of 287 people
 - Tecumseh 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 Sanford 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 'straight-line' distance beginning in Sanford Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sanford Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanford Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0182, Longitude: -85.5733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sanford Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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