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1890 Communities Near Sterling ...

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>


Sterling itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 124 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Alexis   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the South (S) from Sterling
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bomar   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sterling
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Broomtown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Sterling
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Broomtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Bluff   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sterling
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,802 people in 2015)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
 
Cedar Springs   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cedar Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Sterling
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Cedar Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chattoogaville (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sterling
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Chattoogaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coosa (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Sterling
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Coosa had a post office and railroad service
 
Early (GA)   (Floyd County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Early was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Sterling
 - Early had a post office and railroad service
 
 - farill had a post office and railroad service
 
Foster Mills (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sterling
 - Foster Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fullerton   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Sterling
 - Fullerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaylesville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sterling
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 144 people in 2015)
 - Gaylesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grantville   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Grantville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sterling
 - Grantville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holland (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sterling
 - Holland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurley   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sterling
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Key   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Sterling
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirk's Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sterling
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Kirk's Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lavender (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sterling
 - Lavender had a post office and railroad service
 
Lawrence   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sterling
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
 
Livingston (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sterling
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Livingston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Melson (GA)   (Floyd County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sterling
 - Melson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moshat   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sterling
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hope (GA)   (Floyd County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mount Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Sterling
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Moon   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Sterling
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Noah   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sterling
 - Noah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ringgold   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sterling
 - Ringgold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Round Mountain   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Sterling
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
Starkville   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Starkville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Sterling
 - Starkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waterhouse   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sterling
 - Waterhouse 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 Sterling, 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 starts in Sterling. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sterling) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2431, Longitude: -85.5061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sterling have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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