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1890 Communities Near Brittain ...

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>


Brittain itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 22 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Bentons Ferry   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Bentons Ferry had a post office and railroad service
 
Boothsville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 223 people
 - Boothsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canton   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brittain
 - Canton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cecil   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Cecil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colfax   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brittain
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
 
Eldora   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brittain
 - Eldora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairmont   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people (with 18,467 people in 2017)
 - Fairmont had a post office and railroad service
 
Fetterman   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 557 people
 - Fetterman had a post office and railroad service
 
Flemington   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 312 people in 2017)
 - Flemington had a post office and railroad service
 
Forksburg   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Brittain
 - Forksburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaston   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brittain
 - Gaston had railroad service and no post office
 
Gaston Junction   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brittain
 - Gaston Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Grafton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 3,159 people (with 5,077 people in 2017)
 - Grafton had a post office and railroad service
 
Irontown   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Irontown had a post office and railroad service
 
Knottsville   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Knottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGee   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brittain
 - McGee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meadland   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Meadland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neel   (Marion County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Neel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brittain
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oreide   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Oreide had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palatine   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 860 people
 - Palatine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pruntytown   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Pruntytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samaria   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Brittain
 - Samaria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - Simpson had a post office and railroad service
 
Thornton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Thornton had a post office and railroad service
 
Valley Falls   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Valley Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Watson   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brittain
 - Watson had a post office and railroad service
 
Webster   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Webster had a post office and railroad service
 
West Grafton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brittain
 - 1895 population of 810 people
 - West Grafton 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 Brittain, 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 begins in Brittain. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brittain) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brittain. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3793, Longitude: -80.0517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brittain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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