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1890 Communities Near Rocksdale ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Rocksdale had a population of 28 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Altizer   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Altizer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arnoldsburg   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Arnoldsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beech   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Beech had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bigbend   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Bigbend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buffalolick   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Buffalolick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rocksdale
 - Buffalolick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burning Springs   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 542 people
 - Burning Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Creston   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Creston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evelyn   (Wirt County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Evelyn was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Evelyn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grantsville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 278 people (with 538 people in 2016)
 - Grantsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henrietta   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rocksdale
 - Henrietta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hur   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rocksdale
 - Hur had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linden   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Linden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lucile   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rocksdale
 - Lucile had a post office and railroad service
 
Millard   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Millard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minnora   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Minnora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Zion   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rocksdale
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Munday   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Rocksdale
 - Munday had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pink   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Pink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reedy   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rocksdale
 - Reedy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richardson   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Rocksdale
 - Richardson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roxalana   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rocksdale
 - Roxalana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Schilling   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rocksdale
 - Schilling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Speed   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rocksdale
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spencer   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 431 people (with 2,158 people in 2016)
 - Spencer had a post office and railroad service
 
Staten   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Rocksdale
 - Staten had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sycamore   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Rocksdale
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Sycamore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Triplett   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Rocksdale
 - Triplett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rocksdale
 - Walnut Grove 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 Rocksdale, 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 Rocksdale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rocksdale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocksdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8448, Longitude: -81.2182     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocksdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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