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1890 Communities Near Farmer Mill ...

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

Amantha (NC)   (Watauga County (NC))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Farmer Mill
 - Amantha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Backwoods   (Carter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Farmer Mill
 - Backwoods had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blevins   (Carter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Farmer Mill
 - Blevins had railroad service and no post office
 
Burbank   (Carter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Farmer Mill
 - Burbank had a post office and no railroad service
 
Butler   (Johnson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Farmer Mill
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Butler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Casper   (Johnson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Casper was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Farmer Mill
 - Casper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Doeville   (Johnson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Farmer Mill
 - Doeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elk Mills   (Carter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Farmer Mill
 - Elk Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fish Springs   (Carter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Farmer Mill
 - Fish Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Heaton Creek   (Carter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Farmer Mill
 - Heaton Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Health   (Johnson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While High Health was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Farmer Mill
 - High Health had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hopson   (Carter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Farmer Mill
 - Hopson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ironville   (Johnson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ironville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Farmer Mill
 - Ironville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leander (NC)   (Watauga County (NC))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Farmer Mill
 - Leander had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lineback   (Carter County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Lineback was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Farmer Mill
 - Lineback had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reese (NC)   (Watauga County (NC))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Farmer Mill
 - Reese had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roan Mountain   (Carter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Farmer Mill
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 1,360 people in 2010)
 - Roan Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
Shell Creek   (Carter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Farmer Mill
 - Shell Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Stump Knob   (Johnson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Stump Knob was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Farmer Mill
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Stump Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sugar Grove (NC)   (Watauga County (NC))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Farmer Mill
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Sugar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sweetwater (NC)   (Watauga County (NC))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Farmer Mill
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Sweetwater had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valle Crucis (NC)   (Watauga County (NC))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Farmer Mill
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Valle Crucis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vilas (NC)   (Watauga County (NC))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Farmer Mill
 - Vilas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Watauga Falls (NC)   (Watauga County (NC)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Watauga Falls was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Farmer Mill
 - Watauga Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
White Rock   (Carter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Farmer Mill
 - White Rock had railroad service and no post office

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Farmer Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2360, Longitude: -81.9643     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Farmer Mill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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