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Bretz, West Virginia
(Preston County)

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1890 Communities Near Bretz ...

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

Albright   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 89 people (with 286 people in 2016)
 - Albright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Austen   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 269 people
 - Austen had a post office and railroad service
 
Clinton Furnace   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Clinton Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dellslow   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bretz
 - Dellslow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Easton   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gladesville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Gladesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guseman   (Preston County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Guseman was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Bretz
 - Guseman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halleck   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Halleck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herring   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Bretz
 - Herring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howesville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Howesville had a post office and railroad service
 
Hudson   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bretz
 - Hudson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Independence   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 273 people
 - Independence had a post office and railroad service
 
Jessop   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bretz
 - Jessop had railroad service and no post office
 
Kingwood   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 625 people (with 2,956 people in 2016)
 - Kingwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Little Falls   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Bretz
 - Little Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
 - masontown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morgantown   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 1,011 people (with 30,855 people in 2016)
 - Morgantown had a post office and railroad service
 
Newburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 778 people (with 313 people in 2016)
 - Newburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reedsville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 596 people in 2016)
 - Reedsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Rockville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snider   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bretz
 - Snider had railroad service and no post office
 
Tunnelton   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 172 people (with 297 people in 2016)
 - Tunnelton had a post office and railroad service
 
Uffington   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Uffington had a post office and railroad service
 
Valley Point   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bretz
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Valley Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
West End   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Bretz
 - West End had railroad service and no post office

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bretz. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5423, Longitude: -79.8006     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bretz have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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