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1890 Communities Near Spears ...

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

Alberton   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Alberton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cerrogordo (FL)   (Holmes County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Cerrogordo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayhatchee   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spears
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clintonville   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coffee Springs   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spears
 - 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 Spears
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daleville   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 5,141 people in 2015)
 - Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Damascus   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Spears
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dundee   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Spears
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edwardsville   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spears
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elba   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spears
 - 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spears
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florala   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spears
 - Florala had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geneva   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 638 people (with 4,460 people in 2015)
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Bay   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Green Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Bluff   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Spears
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highfalls   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spears
 - 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 South Southeast (SSE) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Izagora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Level Plains   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spears
 - Level Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marl   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Spears
 - Marl had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opine   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spears
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabernacle   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spears
 - Tabernacle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union (FL)   (Walton County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South (S) from Spears
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vaughanville   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Vaughanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warwick   (Geneva County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Warwick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spears
 - Warwick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wiggins   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Spears
 - Wiggins 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 Spears, 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 starting from Spears. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spears) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spears. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1449, Longitude: -85.9855     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spears have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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