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1890 Communities Near Skirum ...

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, Skirum had a post office and no railroad service.

Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the South (S) from Skirum
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Skirum
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Skirum
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Skirum
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,848 people in 2015)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Skirum
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Floy   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skirum
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geraldine   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Skirum
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Oak   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skirum
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jink   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Jink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Skirum
 - Jink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Skirum
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skirum
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Skirum
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcus   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Skirum
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
McVille   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Skirum
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Zion   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Skirum
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peters   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Skirum
 - Peters had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Skirum
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Rains   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Rains was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Skirum
 - Rains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rodentown   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Skirum
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogers   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Skirum
 - Rogers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Skirum
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thirtynine   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skirum
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whiton   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Skirum
 - Whiton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wills   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Skirum
 - Wills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Skirum
 - Yancy 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 Skirum, 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 begins in Skirum. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Skirum) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skirum. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3237, Longitude: -85.9672     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Skirum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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