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Welcome to Spooner ...

So far, we found very little information about Spooner. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Spooner to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Spooner, please Contact Us.


Spooner would have been located within present day Miller County<2>.


The location of Spooner has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Spooner, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Spooner is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Spooner was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Spooner (for example, toward Cottonwood (AL)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The location where Spooner once stood is in the (229) area code.

Communities Also Named Spooner ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Georgia communities named Spooner: This one is located in Miller County and the other is located in Clinch County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 3 communities that are also named Spooner - they are located in Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spooner.

Communities near Spooner ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Spooner.

  • Douglass Crossroads
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglass Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglass Crossroads
    • Douglass Crossroads is located in Early County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,992 people
  • Bainbridge
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Cedar Springs
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Springfield
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield is located in Early County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,084 people
  • Hentown
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hentown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hentown
    • Hentown is located in Early County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,944 people
  • Donalsonville
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
  • Colquitt
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Reynoldsville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reynoldsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reynoldsville
    • Reynoldsville is located in Seminole County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 960 people
  • Gordon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
    • Gordon is located in Houston County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people
  • Iron City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Spooner. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Spooner.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spooner. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Spooner.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spooner. See our Newspapers Page for Spooner.

Adding Spooner to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Spooner in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Spooner was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Spooner post office opened in 1888.

We also found Spooner on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1895.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Spooner.

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

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 Spooner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Miller, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spooner - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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