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1890 Communities Near Springfield ...

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

Cornhouse   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the West (W) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cornhouse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Doublehead   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Springfield
 - Doublehead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evansville (GA)   (Troup County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springfield
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Finley   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Springfield
 - Finley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Five Points   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Springfield
 - Five Points had a post office and railroad service
 
Forester Chapel   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springfield
 - Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Franklin (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 969 people in 2015)
 - Franklin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frolona (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Springfield
 - Frolona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glenn (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springfield
 - Glenn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haywood   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - Haywood had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Shoals   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - High Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
 
Houston (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lamar   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Omaha   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Omaha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Owensbyville (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Owensbyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Potash   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springfield
 - Potash had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roanoke   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 6,005 people in 2015)
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
 
Rock Mills   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 385 people
 - Rock Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockalo (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Springfield
 - Rockalo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sewell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Springfield
 - Sewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springfield
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stroud   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 285 people
 - Stroud had a post office and railroad service
 
Texas (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vernon (GA)   (Troup County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Vernon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springfield
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Viola (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springfield
 - Viola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waldrep   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Springfield
 - Waldrep had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wedowee   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 809 people in 2015)
 - Wedowee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wehadkee   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springfield
 - Wehadkee had a post office and no railroad service
 
West   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Springfield
 - West 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 Springfield, 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 starting in Springfield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Springfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2121, Longitude: -85.3172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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