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1890 Communities Near Ontario ...

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 Ontario had a population of 128 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

Ames   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 1,276 people (with 67,154 people in 2018)
 - Ames had a post office and railroad service
 
Boone   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 6,520 people (with 12,470 people in 2018)
 - Boone had a post office and railroad service
 
Cambridge   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 432 people (with 806 people in 2018)
 - Cambridge had a post office and railroad service
 
Colo   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 261 people (with 834 people in 2018)
 - Colo had a post office and railroad service
 
Crocker   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Ontario
 - Crocker had railroad service and no post office
 
Elkhart   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 29 people (with 852 people in 2018)
 - Elkhart had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilbert   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ontario
 - Gilbert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huxley   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ontario
 - Huxley had a post office and railroad service
 
Iowa Center   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 261 people
 - Iowa Center had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jewell   (Hamilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 414 people (with 1,158 people in 2018)
 - Jewell had a post office and railroad service
 
Kelley   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 300 people in 2018)
 - Kelley had a post office and railroad service
 
Luther   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ontario
 - Luther had a post office and railroad service
 
Mackey   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madrid   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 565 people (with 2,562 people in 2018)
 - Madrid had a post office and railroad service
 
Maxwell   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 453 people (with 915 people in 2018)
 - Maxwell had a post office and railroad service
 
McCallsburg   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ontario
 - McCallsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Moingona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 1,214 people
 - Moingona had a post office and railroad service
 
Nevada   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 1,662 people (with 6,751 people in 2018)
 - Nevada had a post office and railroad service
 
Ogden   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 689 people (with 1,994 people in 2018)
 - Ogden had a post office and railroad service
 
Polk City Junction   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Ontario
 - Polk City Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Randall   (Hamilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ontario
 - Randall had a post office and railroad service
 
Roland   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 171 people (with 1,271 people in 2018)
 - Roland had a post office and railroad service
 
Rosendale   (Hamilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Ontario
 - Rosendale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheldahl   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 368 people (with 319 people in 2018)
 - Sheldahl had a post office and railroad service
 
Slater   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Ontario
 - Slater had a post office and railroad service
 
Stanhope   (Hamilton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ontario
 - Stanhope had a post office and railroad service
 
Story City   (Story County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 536 people (with 3,370 people in 2018)
 - Story City had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodward   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ontario
 - 1895 population of 328 people (with 1,420 people in 2018)
 - Woodward 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 Ontario, 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 that begins in Ontario. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ontario) 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 Ontario. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ontario

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ontario. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0358, Longitude: -93.6816     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ontario have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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