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1890 Communities Near Lyle ...

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 Lyle had a population of 306 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Lyle had a population of 557 people.

Adams   (Mower County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 793 people in 2018)
 - Adams had a post office and railroad service
 
Austin   (Mower County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 3,901 people (with 25,190 people in 2018)
 - Austin had a post office and railroad service
 
Bolan (IA)   (Worth County (IA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lyle
 - Bolan had a post office and railroad service
 
Carpenter (IA)   (Mitchell County (IA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 116 people (with 107 people in 2018)
 - Carpenter had a post office and railroad service
 
Deer Creek (IA)   (Worth County (IA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Lyle
 - Deer Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkton   (Mower County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lyle
 - Elkton had a post office and railroad service
 
Gordonsville   (Freeborn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Gordonsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Grafton (IA)   (Worth County (IA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 38 people (with 248 people in 2018)
 - Grafton had a post office and railroad service
 
Johnsburg   (Mower County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Lyle
 - Johnsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Cedar (IA)   (Mitchell County (IA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lyle
 - Little Cedar had a post office and no railroad service
 
London   (Freeborn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lyle
 - London had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meltonville (IA)   (Worth County (IA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lyle
 - Meltonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mitchell (IA)   (Mitchell County (IA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 309 people (with 131 people in 2018)
 - Mitchell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mona (IA)   (Mitchell County (IA))       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 171 people
 - Mona had a post office and railroad service
 
Moscow   (Freeborn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lyle
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Myrtle   (Freeborn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lyle
 - Myrtle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Northwood (IA)   (Worth County (IA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 859 people (with 1,976 people in 2018)
 - Northwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Oakland   (Freeborn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Oakland had a post office and railroad service
 
Otranto (IA)   (Mitchell County (IA))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Otranto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ramsey   (Mower County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Ramsey had railroad service and no post office
 
Rose Creek   (Mower County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 300 people (with 421 people in 2018)
 - Rose Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Ansgar (IA)   (Mitchell County (IA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 609 people (with 1,119 people in 2018)
 - Saint Ansgar had a post office and railroad service
 
Stacyville (IA)   (Mitchell County (IA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 332 people (with 466 people in 2018)
 - Stacyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Taopi   (Mower County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lyle
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 61 people in 2018)
 - Taopi had a post office and railroad service
 
Varco   (Mower County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Lyle
 - Varco had railroad service and no post office

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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 Lyle, 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 beginning in Lyle. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lyle) 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 Lyle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lyle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lyle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5057, Longitude: -92.9413     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lyle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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