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1890 Communities Near Gainesville ...

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>

Gainesville itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 227 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

  • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish]
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    • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,614 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Abita Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abita Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abita Springs<4>
  • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County]
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    • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,974 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,034 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bay Saint Louis had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Saint Louis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Chef Menteur [Orleans Parish]
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    • Chef Menteur [Orleans Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chef Menteur had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chef Menteur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Chinquapin [Pearl River County]
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    • Chinquapin [Pearl River County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Gainesville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chinquapin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chinquapin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chinquapin
  • Covington [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
    • Covington [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 976 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,564 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Covington had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<4>
  • Delisle [Harrison County]
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    • Delisle [Harrison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Delisle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delisle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Florenville [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florenville
    • Florenville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Florenville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Henderson Point [Harrison County]
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    • Henderson Point [Harrison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Henderson Point had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henderson Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kiln [Hancock County]
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      • Kiln [Hancock County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kiln had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kiln<4>
    • Lake Catherine [Orleans Parish]
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      • Lake Catherine [Orleans Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Gainesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lake Catherine had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Catherine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Logtown [Hancock County] - Historic
      • While Logtown was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Hancock County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Gainesville
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 353 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Logtown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Long Beach [Harrison County]
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      • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Long Beach had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<4>
    • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish]
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      • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,012 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,475 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mandeville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandeville<4>
    • Pass Christian [Harrison County]
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      • Pass Christian [Harrison County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,705 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,307 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pass Christian had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pass Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pass Christian<4>
    • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish]
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      • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,610 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pearl River had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl River<4>
    • Pearlington [Hancock County]
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      • Pearlington [Hancock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Gainesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 850 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pearlington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearlington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearlington<4>
    • Rigolets [Orleans Parish]
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      • Rigolets [Orleans Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Gainesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rigolets had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rigolets have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rigolets
    • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish]
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      • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 364 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,633 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Slidell had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slidell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slidell<4>
    • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish]
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      • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sun had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun<4>
    • Talisheek [Saint Tammany Parish]
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      • Talisheek [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Gainesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Talisheek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talisheek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talisheek<4>
    • Waveland [Hancock County]
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      • Waveland [Hancock County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 328 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,302 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Waveland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waveland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waveland<4>

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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 Gainesville, 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gainesville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gainesville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gainesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gainesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3511, Longitude: -89.6403    
<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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