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1890 Communities Near Wood River ...

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

Almelund (MN)   (Chisago County (MN))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wood River
 - Almelund had a post office and no railroad service
 
Apple River   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wood River
 - Apple River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Balsam Lake   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wood River
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 981 people in 2017)
 - Balsam Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bashaw   (Burnett County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East (E) from Wood River
 - Bashaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bunyan   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wood River
 - Bunyan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clam Falls   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wood River
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clam Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cushing   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wood River
 - Cushing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grantsburg   (Burnett County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Wood River
 - 1895 population of 410 people (with 1,293 people in 2017)
 - Grantsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Harris (MN)   (Chisago County (MN))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wood River
 - 1895 population of 504 people (with 1,156 people in 2017)
 - Harris had a post office and railroad service
 
Hinckley (MN)   (Pine County (MN))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wood River
 - 1895 population of 618 people (with 1,857 people in 2017)
 - Hinckley had a post office and railroad service
 
Kost (MN)   (Chisago County (MN))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wood River
 - Kost had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mission Creek (MN)   (Pine County (MN))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wood River
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Mission Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
North Branch (MN)   (Chisago County (MN))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wood River
 - 1895 population of 685 people (with 10,462 people in 2017)
 - North Branch had a post office and railroad service
 
Pine City (MN)   (Pine County (MN))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wood River
 - 1895 population of 535 people (with 3,090 people in 2017)
 - Pine City had a post office and railroad service
 
Randall   (Burnett County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wood River
 - Randall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Creek (MN)   (Pine County (MN))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Wood River
 - Rock Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Rush City (MN)   (Chisago County (MN))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wood River
 - 1895 population of 707 people (with 3,156 people in 2017)
 - Rush City had a post office and railroad service
 
Rush Point (MN)   (Chisago County (MN))       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wood River
 - Rush Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Croix Falls   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South (S) from Wood River
 - 1895 population of 745 people (with 2,047 people in 2017)
 - Saint Croix Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Stark (MN)   (Chisago County (MN))       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wood River
 - Stark had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunrise (MN)   (Chisago County (MN))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wood River
 - Sunrise had a post office and no railroad service
 
Taylors Falls (MN)   (Chisago County (MN))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South (S) from Wood River
 - 1895 population of 567 people (with 1,018 people in 2017)
 - Taylors Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Trade Lake   (Burnett County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Wood River
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Trade Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Denmark   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wood River
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - West Denmark had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Sweden   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wood River
 - West Sweden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wolf Creek   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wood River
 - Wolf Creek 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 Wood River, 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 from Wood River. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wood River) 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 Wood River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wood River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wood River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7722, Longitude: -92.5877     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wood River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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