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1890 Communities Near Willstown ...

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

Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Willstown
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Willstown
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Willstown
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Willstown
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Willstown
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Willstown
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Willstown
 - 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Willstown
 - 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Willstown
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Willstown
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Geraldine   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Willstown
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurley   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Willstown
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamestown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Willstown
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leesburg   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Willstown
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Willstown
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Willstown
 - 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 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Willstown
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Willstown
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Willstown
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mackey   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Willstown
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Musgrove   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Willstown
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Willstown
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Round Mountain   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Willstown
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Willstown
 - 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Willstown
 - Skirum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talley   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Willstown
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Willstown
 - 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Willstown
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wills   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Willstown
 - Wills 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 Willstown, 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 starts in Willstown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Willstown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3709, Longitude: -85.8152     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willstown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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