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1890 Communities Near Spears ...

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 Spears had a population of 35 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

  • Athens
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    • Athens lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Spears.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Athens had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Baldwin
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    • Baldwin lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baldwin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Becknerville
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    • Becknerville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Spears.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Becknerville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Becknerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Brannon ‑ Historic
    • While Brannon was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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    • Brannon was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brannon had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brannon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Buckeye
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    • Buckeye lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Spears.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Buckeye had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckeye have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Catnip ‑ Historic
    • While Catnip was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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    • Catnip was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Catnip had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catnip have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Chilesburg
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    • Chilesburg lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Spears.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chilesburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cottonburg
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    • Cottonburg lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cottonburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • East Hickman
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    • East Hickman lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Hickman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hickman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Edenton
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    • Edenton lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Edenton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edenton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ford
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    • Ford lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Spears.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 381 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ford had a post office and railroad service
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  • Hanly
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    • Hanly lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Spears.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 80 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hanly had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Jessamine
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    • Jessamine lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jessamine had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jessamine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Little Hickman
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    • Little Hickman lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Spears.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Little Hickman had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Logana
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    • Logana lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Logana had a post office and railroad service
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  • Million
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    • Million lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Million had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Million have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mount Lebanon
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    • Mount Lebanon lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Spears.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Nealton
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    • Nealton lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nealton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nealton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Newby
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    • Newby lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Newby had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Nicholasville
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    • Nicholasville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Spears.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,157 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,888 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nicholasville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nicholasville<4>
  • Pine Grove
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    • Pine Grove lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Spears.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 88 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Grove had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pink
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    • Pink lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pink had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pink have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Redhouse
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    • Redhouse lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Redhouse had a post office and railroad service
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  • Richmond
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    • Richmond lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Spears.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,753 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,800 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Richmond had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<4>
  • Ruthton
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    • Ruthton lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ruthton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruthton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • South Elkhorn
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    • South Elkhorn lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Spears.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 87 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Elkhorn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Elkhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stone
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    • Stone lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stone had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Union Mills
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    • Union Mills lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Union Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Walnut Hill
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    • Walnut Hill lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Spears.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Walnut Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Spears, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spears) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spears. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpearsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spears. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8731, Longitude: -84.4383       In this case, the coordinates for Spears have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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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