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1890 Communities Near Spear ...

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

Allen Farm   (Brazos County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spear
 - Allen Farm had railroad service and no post office
 
Benchley   (Robertson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spear
 - Benchley had a post office and railroad service
 
Bryan   (Brazos County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spear
 - 1895 population of 2,979 people (with 85,445 people in 2018)
 - Bryan had a post office and railroad service
 
Clay   (Burleson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Spear
 - Clay had a post office and railroad service
 
College Station   (Brazos County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spear
 - 1895 population of 391 people (with 116,218 people in 2018)
 - College Station had a post office and railroad service
 
Cooks Point   (Burleson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Spear
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Cooks Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davidson   (Burleson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spear
 - Davidson had railroad service and no post office
 
Harvey   (Brazos County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spear
 - Harvey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Independence   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Spear
 - 1895 population of 373 people
 - Independence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iola   (Grimes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spear
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 428 people in 2018)
 - Iola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keith   (Grimes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spear
 - Keith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kurten   (Brazos County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spear
 - Kurten had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lyons   (Burleson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spear
 - Lyons had a post office and railroad service
 
Merle   (Burleson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Merle was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spear
 - Merle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millican   (Brazos County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spear
 - 1895 population of 613 people (with 236 people in 2018)
 - Millican had a post office and railroad service
 
Mumford   (Robertson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spear
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Mumford had a post office and railroad service
 
Navasota   (Grimes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spear
 - 1895 population of 2,997 people (with 7,715 people in 2018)
 - Navasota had a post office and railroad service
 
Somerville   (Burleson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spear
 - Somerville had railroad service and no post office
 
Sutton   (Robertson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spear
 - Sutton had a post office and railroad service
 
Tabor   (Brazos County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Spear
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tunis   (Burleson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spear
 - 1895 population of 187 people
 - Tunis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Washington   (Washington County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Washington was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spear
 - 1895 population of 224 people
 - Washington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wellborn   (Brazos County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spear
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Wellborn had a post office and railroad service
 
Wheelock   (Robertson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Spear
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Wheelock had a post office and no railroad service
 
William Penn   (Washington County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While William Penn was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) from Spear
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - William Penn 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 Spear, 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 starts in Spear. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spear) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spear. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6016, Longitude: -96.3369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spear have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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