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1890 Communities Near Washington ...

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.

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

Arthur Bay (MI)   (Menominee County (MI))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Arthur Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baileys Harbor   (Door County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Baileys Harbor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bark River (MI)   (Delta County (MI))       [Map]  
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Washington
 - Bark River had railroad service and no post office
 
Cedar River (MI)   (Menominee County (MI))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 307 people
 - Cedar River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Egg Harbor   (Door County)       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 202 people in 2017)
 - Egg Harbor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellison Bay   (Door County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Ellison Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ephraim   (Door County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 92 people (with 280 people in 2017)
 - Ephraim had a post office and no railroad service
 
Escanaba (MI)   (Delta County (MI))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 6,808 people (with 12,223 people in 2017)
 - Escanaba had a post office and railroad service
 
Fayette (MI)   (Delta County (MI)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fayette was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 400 people
 - Fayette had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fish Creek   (Door County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Washington
 - Fish Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ford River (MI)   (Delta County (MI))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 220 people
 - Ford River had a post office and railroad service
 
Hyde (MI)   (Delta County (MI))       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Washington
 - Hyde had a post office and no railroad service
 
Narenta (MI)   (Delta County (MI))       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Washington
 - Narenta had railroad service and no post office
 
North Escanaba (MI)   (Delta County (MI))       [Map]  
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Washington
 - North Escanaba had railroad service and no post office
 
Pine Ridge (MI)   (Delta County (MI))       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Washington
 - Pine Ridge had railroad service and no post office
 
Rowleys Bay   (Door County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Washington
 - Rowleys Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sister Bay   (Door County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 915 people in 2017)
 - Sister Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wells (MI)   (Delta County (MI))       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Wells had a post office and no 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 Washington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Washington. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Washington) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3947, Longitude: -86.9315     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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