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1890 Communities Near Blair ...

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

Aldridge   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the West (W) from Blair
 - Aldridge had railroad service and no post office
 
Antietam (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blair
 - Antietam had a post office and railroad service
 
Bakerton   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blair
 - Bakerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownsville (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Brownsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Brunswick (MD)   (Frederick County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Blair
 - Brunswick had a post office and railroad service
 
Charles Town   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 2,287 people (with 5,957 people in 2017)
 - Charles Town had a post office and railroad service
 
Duffields   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Duffields had a post office and railroad service
 
Georges Mill (VA)   (Loudoun County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Blair
 - Georges Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halltown   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Halltown had a post office and railroad service
 
Harpers Ferry   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 958 people (with 281 people in 2017)
 - Harpers Ferry had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillsboro (VA)   (Loudoun County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 106 people in 2017)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kabletown   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Kabletown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kearneysville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blair
 - Kearneysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Knoxville (MD)   (Frederick County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 319 people
 - Knoxville had a post office and railroad service
 
Leetown   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Leetown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lovettsville (VA)   (Loudoun County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 2,054 people in 2017)
 - Lovettsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mechanicsville (VA)   (Loudoun County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Mechanicsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - millville had a post office and railroad service
 
Morrisonville (VA)   (Loudoun County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Morrisonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neersville (VA)   (Loudoun County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Neersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rippon   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Rippon had a post office and railroad service
 
Sandy Hook (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blair
 - Sandy Hook had railroad service and no post office
 
Shenandoah Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Shenandoah Junction had a post office and railroad service
 
Shepherdstown   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 151 people (with 1,802 people in 2017)
 - Shepherdstown had a post office and railroad service
 
Summit Point   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Summit Point had a post office and railroad service
 
Uvilla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Blair
 - Uvilla had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weverton (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Weverton had a post office and railroad service
 
Wheatland   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blair
 - Wheatland had a post office and railroad service
 
Wheatland (VA)   (Loudoun County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Wheatland had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



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 Blair, 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 starts in Blair. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blair) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blair. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2951, Longitude: -77.7958     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blair have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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