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1890 Communities Near West ...

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 in 1895, West had a post office and no railroad service.

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Almond   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from West
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Cambridge   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from West
 - Cambridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornhouse   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cornhouse had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Dingler   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Dingler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Doublehead   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from West
 - Doublehead had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Forester Chapel   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West
 - Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frolona (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West
 - Frolona had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Glenn (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West
 - Glenn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Graham   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West
 - Graham had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Haywood   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - Haywood had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Shoals   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - High Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Lamar   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from West
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lofty   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from West
 - Lofty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Louina   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Malone Ferry   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West
 - Malone Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milltown   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milner   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from West
 - Milner had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Newell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from West
 - Newell had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Ofelia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West
 - Ofelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Omaha   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Omaha had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Potash   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West
 - Potash had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Roanoke   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West
 - 1895 population of 385 people
 - Rock Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockalo (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West
 - Rockalo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockdale   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from West
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Rockdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Sewell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West
 - Sewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stroud   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West
 - 1895 population of 285 people
 - Stroud had a post office and railroad service
 
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Texas (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from West
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Waldrep   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West
 - Waldrep had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wedowee   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from West
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 809 people in 2015)
 - Wedowee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wehadkee   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West
 - Wehadkee 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 West, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in West. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2571, Longitude: -85.4166     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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