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1890 Communities Near Bowman ...

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

Beech Bottom   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bowman
 - Beech Bottom had railroad service and no post office
 
Bethany   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 340 people (with 888 people in 2017)
 - Bethany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brilliant (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 944 people (with 1,672 people in 1990)
 - Brilliant had a post office and railroad service
 
Clinton   (Ohio County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Bowman
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dillonvale (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bowman
 - Dillonvale had a post office and railroad service
 
Dunsfort (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Dunsfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fernwood (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bowman
 - Fernwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Georges Run (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bowman
 - Georges Run had railroad service and no post office
 
Gould (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Bowman
 - Gould had railroad service and no post office
 
Independence (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 183 people
 - Independence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lazearville   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 317 people
 - Lazearville had a post office and railroad service
 
Mingo Junction (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 1,623 people (with 3,262 people in 2017)
 - Mingo Junction had a post office and railroad service
 
New Alexandria (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 258 people in 2017)
 - New Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Potomac   (Ohio County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Potomac had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rush Run (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Rush Run had a post office and railroad service
 
 - salt run had railroad service and no post office
 
Shannon   (Ohio County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Shannon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Bowman
 - Shannon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Short Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithfield (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 639 people (with 819 people in 2017)
 - Smithfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steubenville (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 13,394 people (with 18,003 people in 2017)
 - Steubenville had a post office and railroad service
 
Tiltonsville (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 47 people (with 1,297 people in 2017)
 - Tiltonsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Warrenton (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 307 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and railroad service
 
Wellsburg   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 2,235 people (with 2,589 people in 2017)
 - Wellsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
West Liberty   (Ohio County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,463 people in 2017)
 - West Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yorkville (OH)   (Belmont County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bowman
 - 1895 population of 223 people (with 1,028 people in 2017)
 - Yorkville 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 Bowman, 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 Bowman. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bowman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2473, Longitude: -80.6445     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bowman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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