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1890 Communities Near Merritt ...

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, Merritt had a post office and no railroad service. In 2014, Merritt had a population of 175 people.

  • Blackhawk [Meade County]
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    • Blackhawk [Meade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Merritt
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Blackhawk had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackhawk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackhawk<3>
  • Brownsville [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • While Brownsville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
    • Brownsville [Lawrence County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Merritt
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brownsville had railroad service and no post office
  • Central City [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Central City [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Merritt
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 519 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 131 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Central City had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
  • Deadwood [Lawrence County]
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    • Deadwood [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Merritt
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,366 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,293 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Deadwood had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deadwood<3>
  • Englewood [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Englewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Englewood [Lawrence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Merritt
    • Estimated population in 2014: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Englewood had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Englewood
  • Galena [Lawrence County]
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    • Galena [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Merritt
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 252 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Galena had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Gregory [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • While Gregory was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
    • Gregory [Lawrence County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Merritt
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,264 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gregory had a post office and no railroad service
  • Hill City [Pennington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hill City [Pennington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Merritt
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 479 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,032 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hill City had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hill City<3>
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    • Lead [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead
      • Lead [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Merritt
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,581 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,943 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lead had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead<3>
    • Mystic [Pennington County]
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      • Mystic [Pennington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Merritt
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mystic had railroad service and no post office
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    • Nahant [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nahant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Nahant [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Merritt
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nahant had railroad service and no post office
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    • Nemo [Lawrence County]
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      • Nemo [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Merritt
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nemo had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nemo<3>
    • Pactola [Pennington County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pactola have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Pactola was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pactola
      • Pactola [Pennington County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Merritt
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pactola had a post office and no railroad service
    • Piedmont [Meade County]
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      • Piedmont [Meade County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 903 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Piedmont had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<3>
    • Pluma [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pluma have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pluma
      • Pluma [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Merritt
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pluma had railroad service and no post office
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    • Rapid City [Pennington County]
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      • Rapid City [Pennington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Merritt
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,128 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 77,503 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rapid City had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rapid City<3>
    • Redfern [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redfern have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Redfern [Pennington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Merritt
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Redfern had railroad service and no post office
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    • Rochford [Pennington County]
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      • Rochford [Pennington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Merritt
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rochford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochford<3>
    • Rockerville [Pennington County]
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      • Rockerville [Pennington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Merritt
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 87 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 144 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rockerville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockerville<3>
    • Sheridan [Pennington County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Sheridan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Pennington County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Merritt
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 447 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheridan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Silver City [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Silver City [Pennington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 60 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Silver City had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Sturgis [Meade County]
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      • Sturgis [Meade County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Merritt
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 668 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,922 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sturgis had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<3>
    • Terraville [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terraville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Terraville [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Merritt
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 696 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Terraville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terraville
    • Tilford [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tilford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilford
      • Tilford [Meade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Merritt
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tilford had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilford
    • Woodville [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Merritt
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodville had railroad service and no post office
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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 Merritt, 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Merritt) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merritt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1408, Longitude: -103.5685       In this case, the coordinates for Merritt have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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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