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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 in 1895, Hicks had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Walnut Hill
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
    • Walnut Hill is located in Vernon Parish
  • Simpson
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
    • Simpson is located in Vernon Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpson <3>
  • Cora
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cora
    • Cora is located in Vernon Parish
  • Mora
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mora
    • Mora is located in Rapides Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mora <3>
  • Hemphill
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemphill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemphill
    • Hemphill is located in Rapides Parish
  • Leesville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Hineston
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hineston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hineston
    • Hineston is located in Rapides Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hineston <3>
  • Gorum
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorum
    • Gorum is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorum <3>
  • Milford ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
    • Milford is located in Rapides Parish
  • Kisatchie
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kisatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kisatchie
    • Kisatchie is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Elmer
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer
    • Elmer is located in Rapides Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmer <3>
  • Elmwood
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmwood
    • Elmwood is located in Vernon Parish
  • Dido
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dido have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dido
    • Dido is located in Vernon Parish
  • Anacoco
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anacoco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacoco
    • Anacoco is located in Vernon Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 777 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacoco <3>
  • Caney
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caney
    • Caney is located in Vernon Parish
  • Melder
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melder
    • Melder is located in Rapides Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melder <3>
  • Crane
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane
    • Crane is located in Rapides Parish
  • Lena
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
  • Chopin
    (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chopin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chopin
    • Chopin is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Boyce
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
    • Boyce is located in Rapides Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce <3>
  • Derry
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
    • Derry is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Cloutierville
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
  • Bellwood
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
    • Bellwood is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Fairmount
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmount have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmount
    • Fairmount is located in Grant Parish
  • Weil
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weil
    • Weil is located in Rapides Parish
  • Rapides
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rapides have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapides
    • Rapides is located in Rapides Parish
  • Melrose
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose
    • Melrose is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melrose <3>

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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 Hicks, 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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