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1890 Communities Near Blues Beach ...

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

Augusta   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 101 people
 - Augusta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barnes Mill   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blues Beach
 - Barnes Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bier (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blues Beach
 - Bier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Black Oak (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blues Beach
 - Black Oak had railroad service and no post office
 
Brady (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Brady had railroad service and no post office
 
Burlington   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Burlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blues Beach
 - Dawson had a post office and railroad service
 
Donaldson   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blues Beach
 - Donaldson had railroad service and no post office
 
 - grace had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Spring   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Green Spring had a post office and railroad service
 
Headsville   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Headsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Higginsville   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Higginsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Junction   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blues Beach
 - Junction had a post office and no railroad service
 
Levels   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blues Beach
 - Levels had a post office and no railroad service
 
North River Mills   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - North River Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Okonoko   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Okonoko had a post office and railroad service
 
Oldtown (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Oldtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Patterson Creek   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Blues Beach
 - Patterson Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Pinto (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blues Beach
 - Pinto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasantdale   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Pleasantdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rawlings (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Rawlings had a post office and railroad service
 
Reeses Mill   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Reeses Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romney   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 451 people (with 1,737 people in 2017)
 - Romney had a post office and railroad service
 
Seymour   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blues Beach
 - Seymour had railroad service and no post office
 
Slanesville   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Slanesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Gap   (Hampshire County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Spring Gap was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Blues Beach
 - Spring Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springfield   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blues Beach
 - 1895 population of 168 people
 - Springfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Three Churches   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blues Beach
 - Three Churches had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wapocomo   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blues Beach
 - Wapocomo 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 Blues Beach, 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Blues Beach. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blues Beach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blues Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4259, Longitude: -78.7153     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blues Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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