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1890 Communities Near Brookside ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Brookside had a population of 27 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Amblersburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Amblersburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Aurora   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 248 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bayard   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 269 people in 2017)
 - Bayard had a post office and railroad service
 
Carmel   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Carmel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Corinth   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Corinth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dobbin   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brookside
 - Dobbin had a post office and railroad service
 
Eglon   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Eglon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Pendleton (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 34 people
 - Fort Pendleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gorman (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brookside
 - Gorman had railroad service and no post office
 
Gormania   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brookside
 - Gormania had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horse Shoe Run   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Horse Shoe Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hutton (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Hutton had a post office and railroad service
 
Kearney (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Brookside
 - Kearney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lead Mine   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Lead Mine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macomber   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Macomber had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 2,080 people in 2017)
 - Mountain Lake Park had a post office and railroad service
 
Oakland (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 1,046 people (with 1,838 people in 2017)
 - Oakland had a post office and railroad service
 
Rowlesburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 560 people (with 577 people in 2017)
 - Rowlesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Sell   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skipnish (MD)   (Garrett County (MD)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Skipnish was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Skipnish had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunnyside (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brookside
 - Sunnyside had a post office and no railroad service
 
Terra Alta   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Brookside
 - 1895 population of 443 people (with 1,501 people in 2017)
 - Terra Alta had a post office and railroad service
 
William   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Brookside
 - William had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilson   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brookside
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilson (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brookside
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilsonia   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brookside
 - Wilsonia 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 Brookside, 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 starting from Brookside. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brookside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3259, Longitude: -79.5264     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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