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1890 Communities Near Vilas ...

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 Vilas had a population of 220 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Vilas had a population of 19 people.

  • Alexandria [Hanson County]
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    • Alexandria [Hanson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Vilas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexandria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 644 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
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  • Artesian [Sanborn County]
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    • Artesian [Sanborn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Vilas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 256 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 137 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Artesian had a post office and railroad service
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  • Canova [Miner County]
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    • Canova [Miner County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Vilas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canova have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 312 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Canova had a post office and railroad service
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  • Carthage [Miner County]
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    • Carthage [Miner County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Vilas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carthage had a post office and railroad service
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  • De Smet [Kingsbury County]
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    • De Smet [Kingsbury County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Vilas
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 541 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,052 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, De Smet had a post office and railroad service
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  • Emery [Hanson County]
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    • Emery [Hanson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Vilas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 218 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 451 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Emery had a post office and railroad service
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  • Esmond [Kingsbury County]
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    • Esmond [Kingsbury County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Vilas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esmond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 126 people
    • Estimated population in 2014: 60 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Esmond had a post office and railroad service
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  • Farmer [Hanson County]
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    • Farmer [Hanson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Vilas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Farmer had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Farwell [Hanson County]
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      • Farwell [Hanson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Farwell had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Forestburg [Sanborn County]
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      • Forestburg [Sanborn County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Vilas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 87 people
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 73 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Forestburg had a post office and railroad service
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    • Franklin [Lake County]
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      • Franklin [Lake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 333 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Franklin had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Fulton [Hanson County]
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      • Fulton [Hanson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 96 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fulton had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Howard [Miner County]
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      • Howard [Miner County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 778 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 757 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Howard had a post office and railroad service
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    • Iroquois [Kingsbury County]
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      • Iroquois [Kingsbury County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iroquois have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 183 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Iroquois had a post office and railroad service
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    • Lake Preston [Kingsbury County]
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      • Lake Preston [Kingsbury County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 337 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 555 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake Preston had a post office and railroad service
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    • Letcher [Sanborn County]
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      • Letcher [Sanborn County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Letcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Letcher had a post office and railroad service
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    • Madison [Lake County]
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      • Madison [Lake County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,736 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,270 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Madison had a post office and railroad service
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    • Manchester [Kingsbury County]
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      • Manchester [Kingsbury County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 158 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 65 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Manchester had a post office and railroad service
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    • Oldham [Kingsbury County]
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      • Oldham [Kingsbury County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oldham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 327 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oldham had a post office and railroad service
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    • Orland [Lake County] - Historic
      • While Orland was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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      • Orland [Lake County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Orland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Ramona [Lake County]
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      • Ramona [Lake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 206 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ramona had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Roswell [Miner County]
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      • Roswell [Miner County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roswell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 220 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 70 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roswell had a post office and railroad service
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    • Salem [McCook County]
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      • Salem [McCook County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,285 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salem had a post office and railroad service
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    • Spencer [McCook County]
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      • Spencer [McCook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 325 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Spencer had a post office and railroad service
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    • Winfred [Lake County]
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      • Winfred [Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Vilas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfred have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 162 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Winfred had a post office and railroad service
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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 Vilas, 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vilas) 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 Vilas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vilas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vilas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0086, Longitude: -97.5959       In this case, the coordinates for Vilas 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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