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1890 Communities Near Big Island ...

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 in 1895, Big Island had railroad service and no post office.

  • Amity [Orange County]
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    • Amity [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 134 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Amity had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
  • Bellvale [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellvale
    • Bellvale [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Big Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 203 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bellvale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellvale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellvale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellvale<4>
  • Chester [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Orange County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Big Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 800 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,056 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chester had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<4>
  • Craigville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigville
    • Craigville [Orange County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Big Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 158 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Craigville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigville
  • DeKays [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeKays
    • DeKays [Sussex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Big Island
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, DeKays had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for DeKays have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeKays
  • East Chester [Orange County]
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    • East Chester [Orange County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Big Island
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Chester had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Chester
  • Edenville [Orange County]
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    • Edenville [Orange County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Big Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Edenville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edenville
  • Florida [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florida
    • Florida [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Big Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,886 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Florida had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florida have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florida
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florida<4>
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    • Glenwood [Sussex County]
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      • Glenwood [Sussex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 189 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glenwood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
    • Goshen [Orange County]
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      • Goshen [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,907 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,337 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Goshen had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<4>
    • Greenwood Lake [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood Lake
      • Greenwood Lake [Orange County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 189 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,054 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Greenwood Lake had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood Lake<4>
    • Greycourt [Orange County]
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      • Greycourt [Orange County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Greycourt had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greycourt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greycourt
    • Johnson [Orange County]
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      • Johnson [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 159 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Johnson had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson<4>
    • Kipps [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kipps
      • Kipps [Orange County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Big Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kipps had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kipps have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kipps
    • Middletown [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Orange County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11,977 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,023 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Middletown had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<4>
    • New Hampton [Orange County]
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      • New Hampton [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 800 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Hampton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hampton
    • New Milford [Orange County]
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      • New Milford [Orange County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 129 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Milford had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Milford
    • Oxford [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Orange County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Big Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oxford had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Pine Island [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Island
      • Pine Island [Orange County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Island had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Island
    • Ridgebury [Orange County]
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      • Ridgebury [Orange County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 121 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ridgebury had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgebury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgebury
    • Slate Hill [Orange County]
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      • Slate Hill [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 176 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Slate Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slate Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slate Hill<4>
    • South Centerville [Orange County]
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      • South Centerville [Orange County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Centerville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Centerville
    • Sugar Loaf [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Loaf
      • Sugar Loaf [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,252 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sugar Loaf had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Loaf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Loaf
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sugar Loaf<4>
    • Unionville [Orange County]
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      • Unionville [Orange County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 316 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 597 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Unionville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<4>
    • Vernon [Sussex County]
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      • Vernon [Sussex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 135 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vernon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
    • Warwick [Orange County]
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      • Warwick [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,537 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,711 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Warwick had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warwick<4>
    • Westtown [Orange County]
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      • Westtown [Orange County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Big Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 193 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Westtown had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westtown<4>
    • Wilcox [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilcox
      • Wilcox [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Big Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilcox had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilcox have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilcox
    • Wisner [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisner
      • Wisner [Orange County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Big Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wisner had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisner

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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 Big Island, 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- Big Island) 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 Big Island. 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 Big IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3205, Longitude: -74.4044       In this case, the coordinates for Big Island 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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 


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