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1890 Communities Near Waco ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Waco had a population of 86 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Avoca   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Waco
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bear Creek   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Waco
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belgreen   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Waco
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Waco
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camp Spring   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Waco
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Concord   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Waco
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edmond   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Waco
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frankfort   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Waco
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goddard   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Waco
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Waco
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hunter   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Waco
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Isbell   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Waco
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kinlock   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Waco
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Landersville   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Waco
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Waco
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Littleville   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Waco
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Hope   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Waco
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Waco
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pebble   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Waco
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Creek   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Waco
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockwood   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Waco
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russellville   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Waco
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,847 people in 2015)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Waco
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Spruce Pine   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Waco
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Waco
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and 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 Waco, 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 begins in Waco. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waco) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waco. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4820, Longitude: -87.6539     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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