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1890 Communities Near Taft ...

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

Alpine (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Taft
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Broomtown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Broomtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Bluff   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Taft
 - 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Cedar Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chattoogaville (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Chattoogaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chesterfield   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Taft
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Taft
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordell   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Taft
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Early (GA)   (Floyd County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Early was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Taft
 - Early had a post office and railroad service
 
Farill   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Taft
 - Farill had a post office and railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Fullerton   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Taft
 - Fullerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaylesville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 144 people in 2015)
 - Gaylesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grover   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Taft
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurley   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Taft
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamestown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Taft
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawrence   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Taft
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Taft
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
 
Menlo (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Taft
 - Menlo had a post office and railroad service
 
New Moon   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Ringgold   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Taft
 - Ringgold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Round Mountain   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Starkville   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Starkville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Taft
 - Starkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sterling   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waterhouse   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Taft
 - 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 Taft, 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 in Taft. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Taft) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taft. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3423, Longitude: -85.6272     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taft have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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