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1890 Communities Near Oelwein ...

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 Oelwein had a population of 830 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Oelwein had a population of 5,942 people.

Albany   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oelwein
 - Albany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Aurora   (Buchanan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oelwein
 - Aurora had a post office and railroad service
 
Bryantsburg   (Buchanan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Oelwein
 - Bryantsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Canfield   (Black Hawk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oelwein
 - Canfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Donnan   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Oelwein
 - Donnan had a post office and railroad service
 
Dunkerton   (Black Hawk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oelwein
 - Dunkerton had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairbank   (Buchanan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oelwein
 - 1895 population of 448 people (with 1,124 people in 2018)
 - Fairbank had a post office and railroad service
 
Fayette   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oelwein
 - 1895 population of 22,647 people (with 1,374 people in 2018)
 - Fayette had a post office and railroad service
 
Gatesville   (Buchanan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oelwein
 - Gatesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hazleton   (Buchanan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Oelwein
 - 1895 population of 213 people (with 826 people in 2018)
 - Hazleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Independence   (Buchanan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Oelwein
 - 1895 population of 3,163 people (with 6,073 people in 2018)
 - Independence had a post office and railroad service
 
Jesup   (Buchanan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oelwein
 - 1895 population of 573 people (with 2,710 people in 2018)
 - Jesup had a post office and railroad service
 
Klinger   (Bremer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Oelwein
 - Klinger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Knittel   (Bremer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Oelwein
 - Knittel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lamont   (Buchanan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oelwein
 - Lamont had a post office and railroad service
 
Lima   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oelwein
 - Lima had a post office and railroad service
 
Littleton   (Buchanan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oelwein
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Littleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maynard   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oelwein
 - Maynard had a post office and railroad service
 
Otterville   (Buchanan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Oelwein
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Otterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Randalia   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Oelwein
 - 1895 population of 104 people (with 55 people in 2018)
 - Randalia had a post office and railroad service
 
Stanley   (Buchanan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oelwein
 - Stanley had a post office and railroad service
 
Sumner   (Bremer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Oelwein
 - 1895 population of 861 people (with 1,961 people in 2018)
 - Sumner had a post office and railroad service
 
Wadena   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oelwein
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 241 people in 2018)
 - Wadena had a post office and railroad service
 
Wapsie   (Bremer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oelwein
 - Wapsie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Westgate   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oelwein
 - Westgate had a post office and railroad service
 
Winthrop   (Buchanan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oelwein
 - 1895 population of 370 people (with 854 people in 2018)
 - Winthrop 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 Oelwein, 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 from Oelwein. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oelwein) 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 Oelwein. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oelwein

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oelwein. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6714, Longitude: -91.9132     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oelwein have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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