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1890 Communities Near Wills ...

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>


Wills itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wills
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wills
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wills
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wills
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wills
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wills
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,848 people in 2015)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wills
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Floy   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wills
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geraldine   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Wills
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Oak   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wills
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wills
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wills
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wills
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luna   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wills
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wills
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wills
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcus   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wills
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wills
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Rodentown   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wills
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogers   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Wills
 - Rogers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wills
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skirum   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wills
 - Skirum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wills
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thirtynine   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wills
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whiton   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Wills
 - Whiton 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 Wills, 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 Wills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3429, Longitude: -85.9052     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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