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1890 Communities Near Preston ...

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

  • Allyn Point [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allyn Point
    • Allyn Point [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Preston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Allyn Point had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allyn Point
  • Baltic [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltic
    • Baltic [New London County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Preston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 287 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Baltic had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltic<4>
  • Fitchville [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitchville
    • Fitchville [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Preston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 350 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fitchville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fitchville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitchville
  • Franklin [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [New London County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Preston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Franklin had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<4>
  • Gales Ferry [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gales Ferry
    • Gales Ferry [New London County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Preston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gales Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gales Ferry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gales Ferry<4>
  • Glasgo [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgo
    • Glasgo [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Preston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glasgo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgo<4>
  • Greenville [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Preston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,275 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Greenville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
  • Hanover [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
    • Hanover [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Preston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanover<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Jewett City [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewett City
      • Jewett City [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,000 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jewett City had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewett City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jewett City<4>
    • Leffingwell [New London County] - Historic
      • While Leffingwell was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leffingwell
      • Leffingwell [New London County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Preston
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leffingwell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leffingwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Massapeag [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massapeag
      • Massapeag [New London County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Massapeag had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Massapeag have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Massapeag
    • Mohegan [New London County] - Historic
      • While Mohegan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohegan
      • Mohegan [New London County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mohegan had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohegan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • North Stonington [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Stonington
      • North Stonington [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Stonington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Stonington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Stonington<4>
    • Norwich [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
      • Norwich [New London County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16,156 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Norwich had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<4>
    • Norwichtown [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwichtown
      • Norwichtown [New London County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 350 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Norwichtown had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwichtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwichtown
    • Oakdale [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakdale
      • Oakdale [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakdale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakdale<4>
    • Old Mystic [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Mystic
      • Old Mystic [New London County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Preston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Old Mystic had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Mystic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Mystic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Mystic<4>
    • Poquetanuck [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poquetanuck
      • Poquetanuck [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 148 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Poquetanuck had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquetanuck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poquetanuck
    • Preston [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
      • Preston [New London County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 204 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Preston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Preston<4>
    • Quaker Hill [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Hill
      • Quaker Hill [New London County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Preston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Quaker Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quaker Hill<4>
    • Shewville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shewville
      • Shewville [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shewville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shewville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shewville
    • Taftville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taftville
      • Taftville [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,200 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Taftville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taftville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taftville<4>
    • Thamesville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thamesville
      • Thamesville [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Preston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thamesville had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thamesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thamesville
    • Uncasville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uncasville
      • Uncasville [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Uncasville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uncasville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uncasville<4>
    • Versailles [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Versailles
      • Versailles [New London County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Versailles had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Versailles have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Versailles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Versailles<4>
    • Voluntown [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Voluntown
      • Voluntown [New London County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Voluntown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Voluntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Voluntown<4>
    • Yantic [New London County]
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      • Yantic [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Preston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Yantic had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yantic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yantic<4>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for Preston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

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 Preston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Preston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Preston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Preston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Preston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5201, Longitude: -72.0059       In this case, the coordinates for Preston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 


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