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1890 Communities Near Fairyland ...

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 Fairyland in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Fairyland.

Balta   (Rhea County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Fairyland
 - Balta had railroad service and no post office
 
Big Lick   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fairyland
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Big Lick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burke   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Fairyland
 - Burke had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crab Orchard   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Fairyland
 - Crab Orchard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Creston   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Fairyland
 - Creston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fairyland
 - 1895 population of 266 people (with 11,554 people in 2018)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Erasmus   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fairyland
 - Erasmus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Genesis   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fairyland
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Genesis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grapevine   (Bledsoe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Grapevine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fairyland
 - Grapevine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grassy Cove   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fairyland
 - Grassy Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howard Springs   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fairyland
 - Howard Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jewett   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fairyland
 - Jewett had a post office and railroad service
 
Lantana   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fairyland
 - Lantana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Litton   (Bledsoe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Fairyland
 - Litton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Gilead   (Cumberland County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mount Gilead was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fairyland
 - Mount Gilead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Music   (Cumberland County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Music was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Fairyland
 - Music had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neverfail   (Cumberland County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Neverfail was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fairyland
 - Neverfail had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newton   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fairyland
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ninemile   (Bledsoe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Fairyland
 - Ninemile had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pearson   (Bledsoe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pearson was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fairyland
 - Pearson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fairyland
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 568 people in 2018)
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pomona   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fairyland
 - Pomona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Seals   (Bledsoe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Seals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fairyland
 - Seals had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winesap   (Bledsoe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fairyland
 - Winesap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woody   (Cumberland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Fairyland
 - Woody had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wyatt   (Cumberland County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wyatt was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fairyland
 - Wyatt had a post office and no railroad service

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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 Fairyland, 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Fairyland. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fairyland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairyland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9126, Longitude: -85.0513     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairyland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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