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1890 Communities Near Elba ...

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

  • Agate [Grand County] - Historic
    • While Agate was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agate
    • Agate [Grand County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Elba
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Agate had railroad service and no post office
  • Cisco [Grand County] - Historic
    • While Cisco was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
    • Cisco [Grand County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Elba
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cisco had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cisco<3>
  • Cottonwood [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Grand County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Elba
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cottonwood had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Moab [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moab
    • Moab [Grand County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Elba
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 333 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,336 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moab had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former names for Moab:
    • Grand Valley
    • Mormon Fort
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moab
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moab<3>
  • Richardson [Grand County] - Historic
    • While Richardson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
    • Richardson [Grand County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Elba
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Richardson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Richardson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
  • Sagers [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sagers
    • Sagers [Grand County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Elba
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sagers had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sagers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sagers
  • Solitude [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solitude
    • Solitude [Grand County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Elba
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Solitude had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solitude have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solitude
  • Thompson Springs [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson Springs
    • Thompson Springs [Grand County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Elba
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thompson Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Thompson Springs has also been known as:
    • Thompson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompson Springs<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Utaline [Mesa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utaline
      • Utaline [Mesa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Elba
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Utaline had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utaline have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utaline
    • Westwater [Grand County] - Historic
      • While Westwater was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwater
      • Westwater [Grand County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Elba
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Westwater had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Utah

About Grand County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grand County: www.grandcountyutah.net/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.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 Elba, 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- Elba) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elba. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9500, Longitude: -109.5068       In this case, the coordinates for Elba 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.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.




 

 

 


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