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1890 Communities Near Motor ...

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

Bagley (WI)   (Grant County (WI))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Motor
 - Bagley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ceres   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 34 people
 - Ceres had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayton   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 398 people (with 39 people in 2018)
 - Clayton had a post office and railroad service
 
Colesburg   (Delaware County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 297 people (with 380 people in 2018)
 - Colesburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Communia   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Communia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eckards   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Motor
 - Eckards had railroad service and no post office
 
Edgewood   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 235 people (with 866 people in 2018)
 - Edgewood had a post office and railroad service
 
Elkader   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 745 people (with 1,215 people in 2018)
 - Elkader had a post office and railroad service
 
Elkport   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 258 people (with 36 people in 2018)
 - Elkport had a post office and railroad service
 
Farmersburg   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 269 people in 2018)
 - Farmersburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Garnavillo   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 364 people (with 720 people in 2018)
 - Garnavillo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Giard   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Motor
 - Giard had a post office and railroad service
 
Glen Haven (WI)   (Grant County (WI))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 207 people
 - Glen Haven had a post office and railroad service
 
Guttenberg   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 1,160 people (with 1,811 people in 2018)
 - Guttenberg had a post office and railroad service
 
Highland   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Highland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleport   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 26 people in 2000)
 - Littleport had a post office and railroad service
 
Mederville   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 140 people
 - Mederville had a post office and railroad service
 
Osborne   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Osborne had a post office and railroad service
 
Osterdock   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 56 people in 2018)
 - Osterdock had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Olaf   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 56 people (with 101 people in 2018)
 - Saint Olaf had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Sebald   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Motor
 - Saint Sebald had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strawberry Point   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 947 people (with 1,224 people in 2018)
 - Strawberry Point had a post office and railroad service
 
Updegraff   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Motor
 - Updegraff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Volga   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 362 people (with 196 people in 2018)
 - Volga had a post office and railroad service
 
Wood   (Clayton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 108 people
 - Wood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wyalusing (WI)   (Grant County (WI))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Motor
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Wyalusing had a post office and 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 Motor, 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 Motor. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Motor) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Motor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8069, Longitude: -91.3512     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Motor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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