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1890 Communities Near Compton ...

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

  • Aladdin [Armstrong County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aladdin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aladdin
    • Aladdin [Armstrong County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Compton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Aladdin had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aladdin
  • Arnold [Westmoreland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
    • Arnold [Westmoreland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the south of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,831 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arnold had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arnold<4>
  • Bagdad [Westmoreland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bagdad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bagdad
    • Bagdad [Westmoreland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Compton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bagdad had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bagdad
  • Brackenridge [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brackenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brackenridge
    • Brackenridge [Allegheny County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the south of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,135 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brackenridge had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brackenridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brackenridge<4>
  • Braeburn [Westmoreland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braeburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braeburn
    • Braeburn [Westmoreland County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southeast of Compton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Braeburn had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braeburn
  • Cheswick [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheswick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheswick
    • Cheswick [Allegheny County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,675 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cheswick had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheswick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheswick<4>
  • Creighton [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creighton
    • Creighton [Allegheny County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Compton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 796 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Creighton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creighton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creighton<4>
  • Culmerville [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Culmerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culmerville
    • Culmerville [Allegheny County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Compton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Culmerville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culmerville
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    • Ekastown [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ekastown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ekastown
      • Ekastown [Butler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Compton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ekastown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ekastown
    • Freeport [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Armstrong County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,637 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,677 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Freeport had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freeport<4>
    • Garvers Ferry [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garvers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garvers Ferry
      • Garvers Ferry [Westmoreland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Compton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Garvers Ferry had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garvers Ferry
    • Hites [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hites have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hites
      • Hites [Allegheny County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 147 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hites had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hites
    • Karns [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Karns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Karns
      • Karns [Allegheny County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the east of Compton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Karns had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Karns
    • Markle [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markle
      • Markle [Westmoreland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Markle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markle
    • Metcalf [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalf
      • Metcalf [Westmoreland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of Compton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Metcalf had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalf
    • Milligantown [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milligantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milligantown
      • Milligantown [Westmoreland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Compton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Milligantown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milligantown
    • Monroe [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Compton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monroe had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
    • Natrona [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natrona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natrona
      • Natrona [Allegheny County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southeast of Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,137 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Natrona had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natrona
    • New Kensington [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Kensington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Kensington
      • New Kensington [Westmoreland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the south of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,292 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, New Kensington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Kensington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Kensington<4>
    • Parnassus [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parnassus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parnassus
      • Parnassus [Westmoreland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 516 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Parnassus had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parnassus
    • Rural Ridge [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rural Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Ridge
      • Rural Ridge [Allegheny County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rural Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rural Ridge<4>
    • Sandy Lick [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Lick
      • Sandy Lick [Butler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Compton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sandy Lick had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Lick
    • Sarversville [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarversville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarversville
      • Sarversville [Butler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sarversville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarversville
    • Sligo [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sligo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sligo
      • Sligo [Allegheny County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northeast of Compton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sligo had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sligo
    • Springdale [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Allegheny County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 593 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,288 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Springdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springdale<4>
    • Tarentum [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tarentum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarentum
      • Tarentum [Allegheny County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southwest of Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,627 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,366 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tarentum had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarentum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tarentum<4>
    • Valley Camp [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Camp
      • Valley Camp [Westmoreland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Compton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Valley Camp had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Camp

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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 Compton, 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Compton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Compton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6248, Longitude: -79.7403       In this case, the coordinates for Compton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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