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1890 Communities Near Orton ...

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

Beebeetown   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Orton
 - Beebeetown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blair (NE)   (Washington County (NE))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Orton
 - Blair had no post office or railroad service
 
Blair (NE)   (Washington County (NE))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 2,069 people (with 7,815 people in 2018)
 - Blair had a post office and railroad service
 
California Junction   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Orton
 - California Junction had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crescent   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 616 people in 2018)
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
De Soto (NE)   (Washington County (NE)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While De Soto was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Orton
 - De Soto had no post office or railroad service
 
De Soto (NE)   (Washington County (NE)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While De Soto was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - De Soto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Calhoun (NE)   (Washington County (NE))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Orton
 - Fort Calhoun had no post office or railroad service
 
Fort Calhoun (NE)   (Washington County (NE))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 354 people (with 959 people in 2018)
 - Fort Calhoun had a post office and railroad service
 
Honey Creek   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 251 people
 - Honey Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Logan   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 827 people (with 1,431 people in 2018)
 - Logan had a post office and railroad service
 
Loveland   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Loveland had a post office and railroad service
 
Magnolia   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 197 people (with 176 people in 2018)
 - Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minden   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 287 people (with 591 people in 2018)
 - Minden had a post office and railroad service
 
Missouri Valley   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 2,797 people (with 2,633 people in 2018)
 - Missouri Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Modale   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 262 people in 2018)
 - Modale had a post office and railroad service
 
Mondamin   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 257 people (with 377 people in 2018)
 - Mondamin had a post office and railroad service
 
Neola   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 917 people (with 869 people in 2018)
 - Neola had a post office and railroad service
 
Persia   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Orton
 - Persia had a post office and railroad service
 
Pigeon   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Orton
 - Pigeon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portsmouth   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 180 people in 2018)
 - Portsmouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Underwood   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Orton
 - Underwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Union Burg   (Harrison County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Union Burg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Union Burg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weston   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 109 people
 - Weston had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodbine   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Orton
 - 1895 population of 815 people (with 1,402 people in 2018)
 - Woodbine had a post office and railroad service
 
Yorkshire   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Orton
 - Yorkshire 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 Orton, 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 that stretches from Orton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5886, Longitude: -95.8103     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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