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1890 Communities Near Thurston ...

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

Big Creek   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the East (E) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Big Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bonifay (FL)   (Holmes County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 151 people (with 2,750 people in 2016)
 - Bonifay had a post office and railroad service
 
Campbellton (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 105 people (with 221 people in 2016)
 - Campbellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caryville (FL)   (Washington County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 281 people in 2016)
 - Caryville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cerrogordo (FL)   (Holmes County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Cerrogordo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chipley (FL)   (Washington County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 354 people (with 3,580 people in 2016)
 - Chipley had a post office and railroad service
 
Clayhatchee   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thurston
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coffee Springs   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 227 people in 2016)
 - Coffee Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daleville   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 5,101 people in 2016)
 - Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Damascus   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thurston
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dundee   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thurston
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enterprise   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) from Thurston
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fadette   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Thurston
 - Fadette had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geneva   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 638 people (with 4,424 people in 2016)
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Graceville (FL)   (Jackson County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 55 people (with 2,212 people in 2016)
 - Graceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Bluff   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thurston
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highfalls   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Izagora (FL)   (Holmes County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Izagora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Level Plains   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Thurston
 - Level Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marl   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thurston
 - Marl had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ponce de Leon (FL)   (Holmes County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 555 people in 2016)
 - Ponce de Leon had a post office and railroad service
 
Union (FL)   (Walton County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thurston
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vaughanville   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Vaughanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warwick   (Geneva County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Warwick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Thurston
 - Warwick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Westville (FL)   (Holmes County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thurston
 - 1895 population of 102 people (with 278 people in 2016)
 - Westville 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 Thurston, 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 beginning in Thurston. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thurston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thurston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0149, Longitude: -85.7819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thurston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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