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1890 Communities Near Sulphur ...

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>

While we didn't find Sulphur in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Sulphur.

Cameron   (Cameron Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the South (S) from Sulphur
 - Cameron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chloe   (Calcasieu Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Sulphur
 - Chloe had railroad service and no post office
 
Echo (TX)   (Orange County (TX))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sulphur
 - Echo had railroad service and no post office
 
Edgerly   (Calcasieu Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Sulphur
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Edgerly had a post office and railroad service
 
Grand Lake   (Cameron Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sulphur
 - Grand Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hackberry   (Cameron Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Sulphur
 - Hackberry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iowa   (Calcasieu Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from Sulphur
 - Iowa had a post office and railroad service
 
Lake Charles   (Calcasieu Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sulphur
 - 1895 population of 3,442 people (with 78,001 people in 2018)
 - Lake Charles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orange (TX)   (Orange County (TX))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sulphur
 - 1895 population of 3,173 people (with 18,484 people in 2018)
 - Orange had a post office and railroad service
 
Vinton   (Calcasieu Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Sulphur
 - Vinton had a post office and railroad service
 
Westlake   (Calcasieu Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sulphur
 - Westlake had a post office and railroad service

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The official website for Sulphur: www.sulphur.org/

The official website for Calcasieu Parish: www.cppj.net/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.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 Sulphur, 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 that begins in Sulphur. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sulphur) 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 Sulphur. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sulphur

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulphur. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2306, Longitude: -93.3552     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sulphur have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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