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1890 Communities Near Columbia ...

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 Columbia had a population of 10,599 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Columbia had a population of 10,355 people.

  • Bamford [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bamford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bamford
    • Bamford [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Columbia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bamford had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bamford
  • Chickies [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickies have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickies
    • Chickies [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 534 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chickies had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chickies
  • Cordelia [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cordelia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordelia
    • Cordelia [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northeast of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 126 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cordelia had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordelia
  • Craley [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craley
    • Craley [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Columbia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Craley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craley
  • Creswell [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creswell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creswell
    • Creswell [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 123 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Creswell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creswell
  • East Prospect [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Prospect
    • East Prospect [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the south of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 261 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 910 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, East Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Prospect
  • Farmdale [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmdale
    • Farmdale [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northeast of Columbia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Farmdale had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmdale
  • Florin [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florin
    • Florin [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 613 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Florin had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florin
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    • Hempfield [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hempfield
      • Hempfield [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hempfield had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempfield
    • Highville [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highville
      • Highville [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 149 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Highville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highville
    • Landisville [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landisville
      • Landisville [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 601 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Landisville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landisville<4>
    • Letort [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Letort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letort
      • Letort [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Letort had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Letort
    • Marietta [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,402 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,604 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marietta had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta<4>
    • Maytown [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maytown
      • Maytown [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 702 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maytown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maytown<4>
    • Millersville [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millersville
      • Millersville [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,241 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,359 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Millersville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millersville<4>
    • Mount Joy [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Joy
      • Mount Joy [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,848 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,278 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Joy had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Joy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Joy<4>
    • Mountville [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountville
      • Mountville [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the east of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 871 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,847 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mountville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountville<4>
    • Rheems [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rheems
      • Rheems [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rheems had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rheems
    • Rohrerstown [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rohrerstown
      • Rohrerstown [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 513 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rohrerstown had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rohrerstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rohrerstown<4>
    • Salunga [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salunga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salunga
      • Salunga [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 460 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Salunga had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salunga
    • Silver Spring [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Spring
      • Silver Spring [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 405 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Silver Spring had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Spring
    • Stoner [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoner
      • Stoner [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stoner had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoner
    • Strickler [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strickler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strickler
      • Strickler [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Strickler had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strickler
    • Washington Borough [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington Borough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington Borough
      • Washington Borough [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 512 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Washington Borough had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Borough
    • Windom [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windom
      • Windom [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Windom had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windom
    • Yorkana [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorkana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkana
      • Yorkana [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 360 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 229 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Yorkana had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkana

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Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for Columbia. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lancaster County: www.co.lancaster.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

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 Columbia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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.
<3>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 from Point A (ie- Columbia) 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 Columbia. 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 Columbia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0348, Longitude: -76.4952       In this case, the coordinates for Columbia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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