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1890 Communities Near Short Creek ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service.

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Short Creek
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Short Creek
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Blossburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Short Creek
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Short Creek
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Short Creek
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brookside   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Short Creek
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Short Creek
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Cardiff   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Short Creek
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Short Creek
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Short Creek
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Short Creek
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Short Creek
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Short Creek
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Short Creek
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Short Creek
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Linn Crossing   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Short Creek
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Short Creek
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Short Creek
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Short Creek
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt Mines   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Short Creek
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Short Creek
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Short Creek
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Short Creek
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Short Creek
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Short Creek
 - Wylam 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 Short Creek, 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 Short Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Short Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Short Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5512, Longitude: -87.1014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Short Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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