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1890 Communities Near Compass ...

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 Compass in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Compass.

  • Atglen [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atglen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atglen
    • Atglen [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Compass
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 397 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,409 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Atglen had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atglen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atglen<4>
  • Beartown [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beartown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beartown
    • Beartown [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Compass
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 162 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beartown had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beartown
  • Birdell [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdell
    • Birdell [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Compass
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Birdell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdell
  • Blackhorse [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackhorse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackhorse
    • Blackhorse [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the south of Compass
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 346 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Blackhorse had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackhorse
  • Brandamore [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandamore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandamore
    • Brandamore [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Compass
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brandamore had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandamore
  • Buyerstown [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buyerstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buyerstown
    • Buyerstown [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Compass
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 169 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Buyerstown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buyerstown
  • Cains [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cains
    • Cains [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northwest of Compass
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 159 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cains had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cains
  • Cambridge [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge
    • Cambridge [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Compass
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 136 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cambridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
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    • Cedar Knoll [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Knoll
      • Cedar Knoll [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Compass
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cedar Knoll had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Knoll
    • Christiana [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiana
      • Christiana [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Compass
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,132 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,171 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Christiana had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiana<4>
    • Coatesville [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coatesville
      • Coatesville [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Compass
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,680 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,069 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coatesville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coatesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coatesville<4>
    • Dampman [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dampman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dampman
      • Dampman [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Compass
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dampman had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dampman
    • Gap [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gap
      • Gap [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Compass
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 729 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gap had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gap<4>
    • Green Bank [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Bank
      • Green Bank [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Compass
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 65 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Green Bank had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Bank
    • Honey Brook [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Brook
      • Honey Brook [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Compass
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 514 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,759 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Honey Brook had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honey Brook<4>
    • Kinzers [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinzers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinzers
      • Kinzers [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Compass
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 540 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kinzers had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinzers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinzers<4>
    • Lenover [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenover
      • Lenover [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Compass
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lenover had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenover
    • Martins Corner [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Corner
      • Martins Corner [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Compass
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Martins Corner had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Corner
    • Parkesburg [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkesburg
      • Parkesburg [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Compass
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,514 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,993 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Parkesburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkesburg<4>
    • Pomeroy [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomeroy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomeroy
      • Pomeroy [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Compass
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 365 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pomeroy had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomeroy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomeroy<4>
    • Rockville [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Compass
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 263 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rockville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Sadsburyville [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sadsburyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sadsburyville
      • Sadsburyville [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Compass
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sadsburyville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sadsburyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sadsburyville<4>
    • Siousca [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siousca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siousca
      • Siousca [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Compass
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Siousca had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siousca
    • South Hermitage [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Hermitage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Hermitage
      • South Hermitage [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Compass
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Hermitage had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Hermitage
    • Stottsville [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stottsville
      • Stottsville [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Compass
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stottsville had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stottsville
    • Suplee [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suplee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suplee
      • Suplee [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Compass
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Suplee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suplee
    • Wagontown [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wagontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagontown
      • Wagontown [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Compass
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 93 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wagontown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagontown

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chester County: www.chesco.org/

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 Compass, 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Compass) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Compass. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0226, Longitude: -75.9424       In this case, the coordinates for Compass 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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