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1890 Communities Near Wing ...

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

Andalusia   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wing
 - 1895 population of 270 people (with 9,063 people in 2015)
 - Andalusia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beda   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wing
 - Beda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Berrydale (FL)   (Santa Rosa County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wing
 - Berrydale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boykin   (Escambia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wing
 - Boykin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brewton   (Escambia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wing
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 5,434 people in 2015)
 - Brewton had a post office and railroad service
 
Brooklyn   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wing
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Brooklyn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cohassett   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North (N) from Wing
 - Cohassett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ealum (FL)   (Walton County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wing
 - Ealum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairfield   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Wing
 - Fairfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florala   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Wing
 - Florala had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon (FL)   (Walton County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wing
 - Gordon had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Bay   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wing
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Green Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirkland   (Escambia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wing
 - Kirkland had a post office and railroad service
 
Loango   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Wing
 - Loango had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mossy Head (FL)   (Walton County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wing
 - Mossy Head had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Union   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wing
 - Mount Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opine   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wing
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Otahite (FL)   (Okaloosa County (FL)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Otahite was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wing
 - Otahite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Level   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North (N) from Wing
 - 1895 population of 61 people (with 490 people in 2015)
 - Red Level had a post office and no railroad service
 
River Falls   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North (N) from Wing
 - River Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roberts   (Escambia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wing
 - Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rome   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wing
 - Rome had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wiggins   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wing
 - Wiggins 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 Wing, 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 starting from Wing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wing) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wing. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wing

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0277, Longitude: -86.6105     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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