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1890 Communities Near Bowden ...

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

Alpena   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the East (E) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Alpena had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belington   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 1,864 people in 2017)
 - Belington had a post office and railroad service
 
Beverly   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 343 people (with 675 people in 2017)
 - Beverly had a post office and railroad service
 
Bretz   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Bowden
 - Bretz had a post office and railroad service
 
Dryfork   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bowden
 - Dryfork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkins   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 737 people (with 7,047 people in 2017)
 - Elkins had a post office and railroad service
 
 - faulkner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flora   (Barbour County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Flora was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Flora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilman   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bowden
 - Gilman had railroad service and no post office
 
Glady   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Glady had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hendricks   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 212 people (with 257 people in 2017)
 - Hendricks had a post office and railroad service
 
Huffman   (Barbour County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huffman was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bowden
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Job   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bowden
 - Job had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kerens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bowden
 - Kerens had a post office and railroad service
 
Kingsville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Kingsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirt   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bowden
 - Kirt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leadsville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Leadsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meadowville   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Meadowville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montrose   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 154 people in 2017)
 - Montrose had a post office and railroad service
 
Osceola   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bowden
 - Osceola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parsons   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,415 people in 2017)
 - Parsons had a post office and railroad service
 
Pettit   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pettit was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Bowden
 - Pettit had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Run   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Bowden
 - Pleasant Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint George   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Saint George had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talbott   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bowden
 - Talbott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whyte   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bowden
 - Whyte had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilmoth   (Barbour County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wilmoth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bowden
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Wilmoth 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 Bowden, 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 Bowden. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9087, Longitude: -79.7098     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bowden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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