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1890 Communities Near Swink ...

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

Allenton   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Allenton had a post office and railroad service
 
Belknap   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Belknap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Benton   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 265 people (with 46 people in 2015)
 - Benton had a post office and railroad service
 
Berlin   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Berlin had a post office and railroad service
 
Bragg's   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bragg's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cahaba   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cahaba was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Cahaba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carlowville   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Carlowville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collirene   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Swink
 - Collirene had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson's   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Swink
 - Dawson's had railroad service and no post office
 
Farmersville   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Farmersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Furman   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Furman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordonsville   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Gordonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
King's Landing   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - King's Landing had railroad service and no post office
 
Kings   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Swink
 - Kings had railroad service and no post office
 
McBrydes   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Swink
 - McBrydes had railroad service and no post office
 
Minter   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Minter had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 278 people
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill Station   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Swink
 - Pleasant Hill Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Polk   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Swink
 - Polk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portland   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Portland was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Portland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richmond   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Richmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosebud   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Swink
 - Rosebud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snow Hill   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Snow Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Tasso   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Swink
 - Tasso had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tilden   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Swink
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Tilden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tyler   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Swink
 - Tyler 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 Swink, 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 Swink. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Swink) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swink. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1376, Longitude: -86.9953     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Swink have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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