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1890 Communities Near Sidney ...

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

Bartram   (Wayne County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bartram was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Bartram had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bowen   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bowen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buchanan (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Buchanan had a post office and railroad service
 
Busseyville (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sidney
 - Busseyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catalpa (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Catalpa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Sidney
 - Catalpa had railroad service and no post office
 
Centerville   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Centerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clifford (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Clifford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cove Gap   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Cove Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dickson   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Sidney
 - Dickson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunlow   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sidney
 - Dunlow had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Lynn   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Sidney
 - East Lynn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Echo   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sidney
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Effie   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Effie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fallsburg (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Sidney
 - Fallsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ferguson   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Ferguson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Gay   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 673 people in 2017)
 - Fort Gay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fullers (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Sidney
 - Fullers had railroad service and no post office
 
Gallup (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Gallup was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sidney
 - Gallup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Genoa   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sidney
 - Genoa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilkerson   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Gilkerson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hubbardstown   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sidney
 - Hubbardstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kiahsville   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Kiahsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lockwood (KY)   (Boyd County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sidney
 - Lockwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Louisa (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 834 people (with 2,412 people in 2017)
 - Louisa had a post office and railroad service
 
Maynard (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Maynard was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sidney
 - Maynard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shoals   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Sidney
 - Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
 
Summit (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sidney
 - Summit had railroad service and no post office
 
Walbridge (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Walbridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sidney
 - Walbridge 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 Sidney, 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 beginning in Sidney. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sidney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sidney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1570, Longitude: -82.4727     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sidney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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