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Nearby Communities in the 1890s


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 our research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Athens had a population of 944 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Athens had a population of 1,893 people.

The following communities are listed based on their distance from Athens, with the one closest to Athens listed first.

  • Cantrall
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cantrall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantrall
    • Cantrall is located in Sangamon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cantrall <3>
  • Tice
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tice
    • Tice is located in Menard County
  • Salisbury
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
    • Salisbury is located in Sangamon County
  • Sweet Water
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Water have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Water
    • Sweet Water is located in Menard County
  • Loyd
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loyd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loyd
    • Loyd is located in Menard County
  • Sherman
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Curtis
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtis
    • Curtis is located in Menard County
  • Fancy Prairie
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fancy Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fancy Prairie
    • Fancy Prairie is located in Menard County
  • Petersburg
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Greenview
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenview
    • Greenview is located in Menard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenview <3>
  • Hill Top
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Top have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Top
    • Hill Top is located in Menard County
  • Bradfordton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradfordton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradfordton
    • Bradfordton is located in Sangamon County
  • Williamsville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsville
    • Williamsville is located in Sangamon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,490 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsville <3>
  • Richland
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
    • Richland is located in Sangamon County
  • Farmingdale
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmingdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmingdale
    • Farmingdale is located in Sangamon County
  • Ridgely
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgely
    • Ridgely is located in Sangamon County
  • Pleasant Plains
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Plains
    • Pleasant Plains is located in Sangamon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Plains <3>
  • Spaulding
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spaulding have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spaulding
    • Spaulding is located in Sangamon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 836 people
  • Middletown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown is located in Logan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown <3>
  • Tallula
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Springfield
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Riverton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
    • Riverton is located in Sangamon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton <3>
  • Barclay
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barclay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barclay
    • Barclay is located in Sangamon County
  • Atterberry
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atterberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atterberry
    • Atterberry is located in Menard County
  • Pasfield
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pasfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pasfield
    • Pasfield is located in Sangamon County
  • Elkhart
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)

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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 Athens, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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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