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Nearby Communities in the 1890s


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 our research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Bestland had a population of 48 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

The following communities are listed based on their distance from Bestland, with the one closest to Bestland listed first.

  • Howertons
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howertons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howertons
    • Howertons is located in Essex County
  • Upright
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upright
    • Upright is located in Essex County
  • Powcan
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powcan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powcan
    • Powcan is located in King and Queen County
  • Crouch
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouch
    • Crouch is located in King and Queen County
  • Contra
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Contra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Contra
    • Contra is located in King and Queen County
  • Millers Tavern
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Tavern
    • Millers Tavern is located in Essex County
  • Pauls Crossroads
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pauls Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pauls Crossroads
    • Pauls Crossroads is located in Essex County
  • Ozeana
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ozeana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozeana
    • Ozeana is located in Essex County
  • Dunnsville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Stevensville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevensville
    • Stevensville is located in King and Queen County
  • Cumnor
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumnor
    • Cumnor is located in King and Queen County
  • Ino
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ino have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ino
    • Ino is located in King and Queen County
  • Minor
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minor
    • Minor is located in Essex County
  • Bruington
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruington
    • Bruington is located in King and Queen County
  • Brays
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brays have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brays
    • Brays is located in Essex County
  • Mantapike
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantapike have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantapike
    • Mantapike is located in King and Queen County
  • Bowlers Wharf
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowlers Wharf
    • Bowlers Wharf is located in Essex County
  • Wares Wharf
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wares Wharf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wares Wharf
    • Wares Wharf is located in Essex County
  • Tappahannock
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tappahannock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tappahannock
    • Tappahannock is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,400 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tappahannock <3>
  • Montague
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montague have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montague
    • Montague is located in Essex County
  • Walkerton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkerton
    • Walkerton is located in King and Queen County
  • Mount Landing
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Landing
    • Mount Landing is located in Essex County
  • King and Queen Court House
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Dragonville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dragonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dragonville
    • Dragonville is located in King and Queen County
  • King William
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King William have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King William
    • King William is located in King William County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King William <3>
  • Rexburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rexburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rexburg
    • Rexburg is located in Essex County
  • Indian Neck
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Neck
    • Indian Neck is located in King and Queen County

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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 Bestland, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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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