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1890 Communities Near Alton ...

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 Alton had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Alton had a population of 858 people.

  • Argyle [Penobscot County]
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    • Argyle [Penobscot County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 60 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Argyle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Basin Mills [Penobscot County]
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    • Basin Mills [Penobscot County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Alton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Basin Mills had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basin Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bradford [Penobscot County]
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    • Bradford [Penobscot County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Alton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 140 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,228 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bradford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradford<4>
  • Bradford Center [Penobscot County]
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    • Bradford Center [Penobscot County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Alton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bradford Center had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradford Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bradley [Penobscot County]
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    • Bradley [Penobscot County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Alton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 119 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,488 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bradley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradley<4>
  • Cardville [Penobscot County]
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    • Cardville [Penobscot County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Alton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cardville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Costigan [Penobscot County]
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    • Costigan [Penobscot County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Alton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Costigan had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Costigan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • East Bangor [Penobscot County]
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    • East Bangor [Penobscot County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Alton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Bangor had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Glenburn [Penobscot County]
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      • Glenburn [Penobscot County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,563 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glenburn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Great Works [Penobscot County]
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      • Great Works [Penobscot County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 786 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Great Works had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Works have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenbush [Penobscot County]
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      • Greenbush [Penobscot County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,513 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greenbush had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbush have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenfield [Penobscot County]
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      • Greenfield [Penobscot County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Alton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greenfield had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Hudson [Penobscot County]
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      • Hudson [Penobscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,513 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hudson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kenduskeag [Penobscot County]
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      • Kenduskeag [Penobscot County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 376 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,365 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kenduskeag had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenduskeag<4>
    • Lagrange [Penobscot County]
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      • Lagrange [Penobscot County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 208 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 679 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lagrange had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lagrange have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lagrange<4>
    • Milford [Penobscot County]
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      • Milford [Penobscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 276 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,980 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Milford had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<4>
    • North Bradford [Penobscot County]
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      • North Bradford [Penobscot County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Bradford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bradford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bradford
    • Olamon [Penobscot County]
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      • Olamon [Penobscot County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 158 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Olamon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olamon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old Town [Penobscot County]
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      • Old Town [Penobscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,573 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,431 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Old Town had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Town<4>
    • Orono [Penobscot County]
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      • Orono [Penobscot County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,300 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,799 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Orono had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orono have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orono
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orono<4>
    • Passadumkeag [Penobscot County]
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      • Passadumkeag [Penobscot County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 358 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Passadumkeag had a post office and railroad service
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    • Pea Cove [Penobscot County]
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      • Pea Cove [Penobscot County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 218 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pea Cove had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pea Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Six Mile Falls [Penobscot County]
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      • Six Mile Falls [Penobscot County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Alton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Six Mile Falls had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Mile Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Corinth [Penobscot County]
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      • South Corinth [Penobscot County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Corinth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Corinth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Lagrange [Penobscot County]
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      • South Lagrange [Penobscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Lagrange had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Lagrange have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Lagrange
    • Webster [Penobscot County]
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      • Webster [Penobscot County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 81 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Webster had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Old Town [Penobscot County]
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      • West Old Town [Penobscot County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 60 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Old Town had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Old Town

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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 Alton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0315, Longitude: -68.7286       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
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