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1890 Communities Near Brake ...

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

Arthur   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Arthur had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brushy Run   (Pendleton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Brushy Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Criders (VA)   (Rockingham County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Brake
 - Criders had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deer Run   (Pendleton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Deer Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fabius   (Hardy County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fabius was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Seybert   (Pendleton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Fort Seybert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fulks Run (VA)   (Rockingham County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Fulks Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hepners (VA)   (Shenandoah County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brake
 - Hepners had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hopeville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jerome (VA)   (Shenandoah County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Brake
 - Jerome had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jordan Run   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Jordan Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kline   (Pendleton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brake
 - Kline had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lahmansville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Lahmansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Masonville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Masonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mathias   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Brake
 - Mathias had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maysville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moorefield   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 495 people (with 2,433 people in 2017)
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Needmore   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brake
 - Needmore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Old Fields   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Old Fields had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orkney Springs (VA)   (Shenandoah County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Orkney Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pansy   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brake
 - Pansy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peru   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Peru had a post office and no railroad service
 
Petersburg   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 325 people (with 2,593 people in 2017)
 - Petersburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Seemly   (Grant County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Seemly was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Seemly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Seymourville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Seymourville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upper Tract   (Pendleton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brake
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Upper Tract 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 Brake, 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' distance that stretches from Brake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8896, Longitude: -79.0361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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