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1890 Communities Near Dorchester ...

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 Dorchester had a population of 109 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

  • Bee [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee
    • Bee [Houston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Dorchester
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee
  • Black Hammer [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Hammer
    • Black Hammer [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Dorchester
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Black Hammer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Hammer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Hammer
  • Caledonia [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
    • Caledonia [Houston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Dorchester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 927 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,754 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Caledonia had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<4>
  • Eitzen [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eitzen
    • Eitzen [Houston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Dorchester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Eitzen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eitzen
  • Freeburg [Houston County]
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    • Freeburg [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Dorchester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Freeburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeburg
  • Genoa [Vernon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genoa
    • Genoa [Vernon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Dorchester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 189 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Genoa had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genoa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
  • Hesper [Winneshiek County]
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    • Hesper [Winneshiek County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Dorchester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 229 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hesper had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesper
  • Highlandville [Winneshiek County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highlandville
    • Highlandville [Winneshiek County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Dorchester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Highlandville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highlandville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highlandville
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    • Locust [Winneshiek County]
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      • Locust [Winneshiek County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Locust had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust
    • Lycurgus [Allamakee County]
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      • Lycurgus [Allamakee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lycurgus had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lycurgus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lycurgus
    • Mabel [Fillmore County]
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      • Mabel [Fillmore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 273 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 744 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mabel had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mabel<4>
    • New Albin [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albin
      • New Albin [Allamakee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 411 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 498 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Albin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albin<4>
    • Newhouse [Houston County]
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      • Newhouse [Houston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newhouse had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newhouse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newhouse
    • Quandahl [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quandahl
      • Quandahl [Allamakee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Quandahl had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quandahl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quandahl
    • Reno [Houston County]
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      • Reno [Houston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Reno had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reno
    • Riceford [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceford
      • Riceford [Houston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Riceford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceford
    • Sheldon [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Houston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sheldon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheldon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Spring Grove [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Houston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 394 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,262 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Grove<4>
    • Springwater [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springwater
      • Springwater [Winneshiek County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Springwater had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwater
    • Thoten [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thoten
      • Thoten [Winneshiek County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thoten had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thoten have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thoten
    • Victory [Vernon County]
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      • Victory [Vernon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 131 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Victory had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory
    • Washington Prairie [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington Prairie
      • Washington Prairie [Winneshiek County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Washington Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Prairie
    • Waukon [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukon
      • Waukon [Allamakee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,610 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,600 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Waukon had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukon<4>
    • Willington Grove [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willington Grove
      • Willington Grove [Houston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Willington Grove had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willington Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willington Grove
    • Wilmington [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
      • Wilmington [Houston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilmington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington

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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 Dorchester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dorchester) 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 Dorchester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DorchesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dorchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4697, Longitude: -91.5110       In this case, the coordinates for Dorchester 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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