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1890 Communities Near Bismarck ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Bismarck had a population of 22 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Arthur   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Arthur had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bayard   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 269 people in 2017)
 - Bayard had a post office and railroad service
 
Blaine   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bismarck
 - Blaine had a post office and railroad service
 
Dobbin   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Bismarck
 - Dobbin had a post office and railroad service
 
Elk Garden   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 723 people (with 220 people in 2017)
 - Elk Garden had a post office and railroad service
 
Fort Pendleton (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 34 people
 - Fort Pendleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gorman (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bismarck
 - Gorman had railroad service and no post office
 
Gormania   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bismarck
 - Gormania had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenland   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Greenland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrison   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Bismarck
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hartmansville   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Hartmansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jordan Run   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Jordan Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kearney (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bismarck
 - Kearney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lahmansville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Lahmansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laurel Dale   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Laurel Dale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Martin   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Martin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maysville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Medley   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Medley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Storm   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Mount Storm had a post office and no railroad service
 
Schell   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Bismarck
 - Schell had a post office and railroad service
 
Seymourville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Seymourville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Williamsport   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Bismarck
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Williamsport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilson   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bismarck
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilson (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bismarck
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilsonia   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Bismarck
 - Wilsonia had a post office and 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 Bismarck, 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 Bismarck. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bismarck) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bismarck. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2179, Longitude: -79.2331     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bismarck have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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