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1890 Communities Near Ottawa ...

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

Chariton   (Lucas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the East (E) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 3,122 people (with 4,172 people in 2018)
 - Chariton had a post office and railroad service
 
Cool   (Warren County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Ottawa
 - Cool had a post office and no railroad service
 
Derby   (Lucas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 197 people (with 112 people in 2018)
 - Derby had a post office and railroad service
 
Garden Grove   (Decatur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 554 people (with 197 people in 2018)
 - Garden Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Green Bay   (Clarke County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Green Bay was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ottawa
 - Green Bay had a post office and railroad service
 
Groveland   (Clarke County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Groveland was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ottawa
 - Groveland had a post office and railroad service
 
Humeston   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 642 people (with 482 people in 2018)
 - Humeston had a post office and railroad service
 
Indianola Junction   (Lucas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Ottawa
 - Indianola Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Jamison   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ottawa
 - Jamison had a post office and railroad service
 
Jay   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Ottawa
 - Jay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lacelle   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ottawa
 - Lacelle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lacona   (Warren County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 301 people (with 352 people in 2018)
 - Lacona had a post office and railroad service
 
Le Roy   (Decatur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Ottawa
 - Le Roy had a post office and railroad service
 
Leslie   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ottawa
 - Leslie had a post office and railroad service
 
Liberty   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liberty Center   (Warren County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Liberty Center had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lucas   (Lucas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 1,320 people (with 209 people in 2018)
 - Lucas had a post office and railroad service
 
Medora   (Warren County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Medora had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Virginia   (Warren County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 90 people (with 495 people in 2018)
 - New Virginia had a post office and railroad service
 
Norwood   (Lucas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Norwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakley   (Lucas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Oakley had a post office and railroad service
 
Osceola   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 2,120 people (with 5,193 people in 2018)
 - Osceola had a post office and railroad service
 
Smyrna   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Smyrna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Van Wert   (Decatur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ottawa
 - Van Wert had a post office and railroad service
 
Weldon   (Decatur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ottawa
 - Weldon had a post office and railroad service
 
Whitebreast   (Lucas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Ottawa
 - Whitebreast had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodburn   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ottawa
 - 1895 population of 386 people (with 198 people in 2018)
 - Woodburn 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 Ottawa, 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 beginning in Ottawa. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ottawa) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ottawa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0300, Longitude: -93.5910     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ottawa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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