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1890 Communities Near Grand 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>

While we didn't find Grand Island in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Grand Island.

  • Beach Ridge [Niagara County]
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    • Beach Ridge [Niagara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Grand Island
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beach Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach Ridge
  • Bergholtz [Niagara County]
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    • Bergholtz [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Grand Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 172 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bergholtz had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergholtz have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bergholtz
  • Buffalo [Erie County]
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    • Buffalo [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Grand Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 255,644 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 254,479 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<4>
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
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    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Grand Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 592 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cheektowaga had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheektowaga<4>
  • Doyle [Erie County]
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    • Doyle [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Grand Island
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Doyle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doyle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • East Amherst [Erie County]
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    • East Amherst [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Grand Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 231 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, East Amherst had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Amherst
  • Eggertsville [Erie County]
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    • Eggertsville [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Grand Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Eggertsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eggertsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eggertsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eggertsville<4>
  • Forks [Erie County]
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    • Forks [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Grand Island
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Forks had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks
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    • Getzville [Erie County]
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      • Getzville [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Getzville had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Getzville<4>
    • Hoffman [Niagara County]
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      • Hoffman [Niagara County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hoffman had railroad service and no post office
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    • Kenmore [Erie County]
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      • Kenmore [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,947 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kenmore had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenmore<4>
    • La Salle [Niagara County]
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      • La Salle [Niagara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 273 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, La Salle had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Salle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Salle
    • Lewiston [Niagara County]
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      • Lewiston [Niagara County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 633 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,572 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lewiston had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewiston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewiston<4>
    • Mapleton [Niagara County]
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      • Mapleton [Niagara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mapleton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
    • Martinsville [Niagara County]
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      • Martinsville [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 198 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Martinsville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
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      • Niagara Falls [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,502 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,392 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Niagara Falls had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara Falls<4>
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
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      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,793 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Tonawanda had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda
    • Pekin [Niagara County]
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      • Pekin [Niagara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 220 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pekin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pekin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pekin
    • Pendleton [Niagara County]
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      • Pendleton [Niagara County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 132 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pendleton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pendleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton
    • Pendleton Center [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pendleton Center
      • Pendleton Center [Niagara County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pendleton Center had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pendleton Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton Center
    • Saint Johnsburg [Niagara County]
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      • Saint Johnsburg [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 226 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Johnsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Johnsburg
    • Sanborn [Niagara County]
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      • Sanborn [Niagara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 358 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sanborn had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanborn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanborn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanborn<4>
    • Shawnee [Niagara County]
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      • Shawnee [Niagara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 157 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shawnee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawnee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawnee
    • Sloan [Erie County]
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      • Sloan [Erie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sloan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sloan
    • Snyder [Erie County]
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      • Snyder [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Snyder had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snyder have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snyder
    • Swormville [Erie County]
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      • Swormville [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 543 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Swormville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swormville
    • Tonawanda [Erie County]
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      • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7,145 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,755 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tonawanda had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tonawanda<4>
    • Wendelville [Niagara County]
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      • Wendelville [Niagara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Grand Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wendelville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wendelville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendelville
    • Williamsville [Erie County]
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      • Williamsville [Erie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,366 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,171 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Williamsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsville<4>

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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 Grand 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grand 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 Grand Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grand IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0220, Longitude: -78.9639       In this case, the coordinates for Grand 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.
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