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1890 Communities Near Brightstar ...

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

  • Arkana [Bossier Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkana
    • Arkana [Bossier Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Brightstar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arkana had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkana
  • Atlanta [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
    • Atlanta [Cass County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Brightstar
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,764 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,472 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Atlanta had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlanta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlanta<4>
  • Bivins [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bivins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bivins
    • Bivins [Cass County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Brightstar
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 302 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bivins had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bivins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bivins<4>
  • Black Bayou [Caddo Parish] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • While Black Bayou was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Bayou
    • Black Bayou [Caddo Parish] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Brightstar
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Black Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
  • Boggy [Miller County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boggy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggy
    • Boggy [Miller County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Brightstar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boggy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggy
  • Bradley [Lafayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
    • Bradley [Lafayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Brightstar
    • Estimated population in 2019: 527 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bradley had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradley<4>
  • Canfield [Lafayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
    • Canfield [Lafayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the east of Brightstar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Canfield had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
  • Douglassville [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglassville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglassville
    • Douglassville [Cass County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the west of Brightstar
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 350 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 218 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Douglassville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglassville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglassville<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Era [Miller County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Era have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Era was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Era
      • Era [Miller County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Brightstar
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Era had a post office and no railroad service
    • Eylau [Bowie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eylau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eylau
      • Eylau [Bowie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Brightstar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Eylau had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eylau
    • Fouke [Miller County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fouke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fouke
      • Fouke [Miller County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Brightstar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 878 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fouke had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fouke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fouke<4>
    • Frog Level [Caddo Parish] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frog Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Frog Level was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frog Level
      • Frog Level [Caddo Parish] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the south of Brightstar
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Frog Level had a post office and no railroad service
    • Garfield [Caddo Parish] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Garfield was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garfield
      • Garfield [Caddo Parish] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the south of Brightstar
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Garfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Genoa [Miller County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genoa
      • Genoa [Miller County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Brightstar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Genoa had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
    • Huffins [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffins
      • Huffins [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Brightstar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Huffins had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffins
    • Kildare [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kildare have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kildare
      • Kildare [Cass County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southwest of Brightstar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 366 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kildare had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kildare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kildare<4>
    • Lanark [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanark
      • Lanark [Cass County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Brightstar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lanark had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanark
    • McKinney [Miller County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKinney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKinney
      • McKinney [Miller County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Brightstar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McKinney had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinney
    • Missionary [Caddo Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Missionary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Missionary
      • Missionary [Caddo Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Brightstar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Missionary had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Missionary
    • O'Farrell [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Farrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Farrell
      • O'Farrell [Cass County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Brightstar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, O'Farrell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Farrell
    • Queen City [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queen City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen City
      • Queen City [Cass County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Brightstar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 672 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,436 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Queen City had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Queen City<4>
    • Roberts [Miller County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roberts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Roberts was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roberts
      • Roberts [Miller County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Brightstar
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
    • Springdale [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Brightstar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Springdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • Sulphur [Bowie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur
      • Sulphur [Bowie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Brightstar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sulphur had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur
    • Walnut Hill [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Lafayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Brightstar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Walnut Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill

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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 Brightstar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brightstar) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brightstar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1154, Longitude: -93.9896       In this case, the coordinates for Brightstar have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 


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