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1890 Communities Near Shaw ...

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

Bedford   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shaw
 - Bedford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bell   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shaw
 - Bell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bigbee Valley (MS)   (Noxubee County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Bigbee Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caledonia (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,017 people in 2015)
 - Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coal Fire   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Coal Fire had a post office and no railroad service
 
Columbus (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 14,703 people (with 23,168 people in 2015)
 - Columbus had a post office and railroad service
 
Covin   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shaw
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
 
Dillburg   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Dillburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fernbank   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shaw
 - Fernbank had a post office and railroad service
 
Gordo   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,687 people in 2015)
 - Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hightogy   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Shaw
 - Hightogy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kennedy   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 428 people in 2015)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
 
Kingville   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lubbub   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millport   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 244 people (with 998 people in 2015)
 - Millport had a post office and railroad service
 
Molloy   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shaw
 - Molloy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moore's Bridge   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newtonville   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palmetto   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shaw
 - Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reform   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 1,632 people in 2015)
 - Reform had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stafford   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shaw
 - Stafford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Star   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shaw
 - Star had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steens (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shaw
 - Steens had railroad service and no post office
 
Stough   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shaw
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trinity (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shaw
 - Trinity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vernon   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 1,895 people in 2015)
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waverly (MS)   (Clay County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West (W) from Shaw
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Waverly 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 Shaw, 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 Shaw. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shaw) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5065, Longitude: -88.0942     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shaw have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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