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1890 Communities Near Sunshine ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service.

Baxter   (Drew County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the North (N) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Baxter had a post office and railroad service
 
Berea   (Ashley County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Berea had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bonita (LA)   (Morehouse Parish (LA))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunshine
 - Bonita had railroad service and no post office
 
Causey (LA)   (Morehouse Parish (LA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Causey was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sunshine
 - Causey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chatham (MS)   (Washington County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunshine
 - Chatham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collins   (Drew County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North (N) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Collins had a post office and railroad service
 
Dermott   (Chicot County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 2,597 people in 2017)
 - Dermott had a post office and railroad service
 
Elon   (Ashley County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Elon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunshine
 - Elon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fountain Hill   (Ashley County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 160 people in 2017)
 - Fountain Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grand Lake   (Chicot County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Grand Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamburg   (Ashley County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 655 people (with 2,698 people in 2017)
 - Hamburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hudspeth   (Chicot County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunshine
 - Hudspeth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jones (LA)   (Morehouse Parish (LA))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunshine
 - Jones had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kilbourne (LA)   (West Carroll Parish (LA))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunshine
 - Kilbourne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake Village   (Chicot County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 2,328 people in 2017)
 - Lake Village had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lakeport   (Chicot County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Lakeport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milo   (Ashley County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunshine
 - Milo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Grove (LA)   (West Carroll Parish (LA))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 1,598 people in 2017)
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parkdale   (Ashley County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunshine
 - Parkdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pilcher Point (LA)   (East Carroll Parish (LA))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Pilcher Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portland   (Ashley County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 500 people (with 400 people in 2017)
 - Portland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Refuge (MS)   (Washington County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Refuge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Scipio   (Drew County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunshine
 - Scipio had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snyder   (Ashley County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunshine
 - Snyder had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sterling   (Chicot County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunnyside   (Chicot County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunshine
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Sunnyside had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trafalgar   (Ashley County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunshine
 - Trafalgar 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 Sunshine, 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 beginning in Sunshine. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunshine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunshine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1871, Longitude: -91.5296     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunshine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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