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1890 Communities Near Lorain ...

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

  • Almena [Barron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almena
    • Almena [Barron County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Lorain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 641 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Almena had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almena
  • Apple River [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple River
    • Apple River [Polk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Lorain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,151 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Apple River had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple River
  • Balsam Lake [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balsam Lake
    • Balsam Lake [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Lorain
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 982 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Balsam Lake had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balsam Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balsam Lake
  • Barron [Barron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barron
    • Barron [Barron County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Lorain
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 829 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,322 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Barron had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barron
  • Barronett [Barron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barronett
    • Barronett [Barron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Lorain
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barronett had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barronett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barronett
  • Bashaw [Washburn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bashaw
    • Bashaw [Washburn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Lorain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 921 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bashaw had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bashaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bashaw
  • Bashaw [Burnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bashaw
    • Bashaw [Burnett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Lorain
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bashaw had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bashaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bashaw
  • Bunyan [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunyan
    • Bunyan [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Lorain
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bunyan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunyan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunyan
  • Continue List ...
    • Clam Falls [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clam Falls
      • Clam Falls [Polk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Lorain
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clam Falls had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clam Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clam Falls
    • Clayton [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Polk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Lorain
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 197 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 545 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clayton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Comstock [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comstock
      • Comstock [Barron County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Lorain
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Comstock had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comstock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comstock
    • Cumberland [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Barron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Lorain
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,219 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cumberland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Cushing [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cushing
      • Cushing [Polk County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Lorain
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cushing had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cushing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cushing
    • Grantsburg [Burnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsburg
      • Grantsburg [Burnett County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Lorain
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 410 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,281 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grantsburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsburg
    • Haugen [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haugen
      • Haugen [Barron County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Lorain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 274 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Haugen had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haugen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haugen
    • Joel [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joel
      • Joel [Polk County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Lorain
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Joel had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joel
    • Nobleton [Washburn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nobleton
      • Nobleton [Washburn County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Lorain
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nobleton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nobleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nobleton
    • Rice Lake [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice Lake
      • Rice Lake [Barron County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Lorain
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,130 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,509 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rice Lake had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Lake
    • Richardson [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
      • Richardson [Polk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Lorain
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Richardson had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richardson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
    • Shell Lake [Washburn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Lake
      • Shell Lake [Washburn County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Lorain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,310 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shell Lake had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Lake
    • Spooner [Washburn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spooner
      • Spooner [Washburn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Lorain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,571 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spooner had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spooner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spooner
    • Trade Lake [Burnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trade Lake
      • Trade Lake [Burnett County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Lorain
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Trade Lake had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trade Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade Lake
    • Turtle Lake [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [Barron County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Lorain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 991 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Turtle Lake had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Lake
    • West Denmark [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Denmark
      • West Denmark [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Lorain
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Denmark had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Denmark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Denmark
    • West Sweden [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Sweden
      • West Sweden [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Lorain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 707 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West Sweden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Sweden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Sweden
    • Wolf Creek [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Creek
      • Wolf Creek [Polk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Lorain
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Creek

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Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for Lorain. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.wi.us/

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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 Lorain, 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- Lorain) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lorain. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lorain

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lorain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6852, Longitude: -92.2199       In this case, the coordinates for Lorain 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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