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1890 Communities Near Brownlow ...

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

Arden   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the South (S) from Brownlow
 - Arden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brittain   (Taylor County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Brittain was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Brittain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canton   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brownlow
 - Canton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cecil   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Cecil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clemtown   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Brownlow
 - Clemtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colfax   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brownlow
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
 
Evansville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fellowsville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Fellowsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fetterman   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 557 people
 - Fetterman had a post office and railroad service
 
Flemington   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 312 people in 2016)
 - Flemington had a post office and railroad service
 
Forksburg   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brownlow
 - Forksburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grafton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 3,159 people (with 5,127 people in 2016)
 - Grafton had a post office and railroad service
 
Halleck   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Halleck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Independence   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 273 people
 - Independence had a post office and railroad service
 
Irontown   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Irontown had a post office and railroad service
 
Knottsville   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Knottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marquess   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marquess had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGee   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Brownlow
 - McGee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meadland   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brownlow
 - 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 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Brownlow
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 778 people (with 313 people in 2016)
 - Newburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Creek   (Barbour County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pleasant Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Pleasant Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pruntytown   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Pruntytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samaria   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brownlow
 - Samaria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - Simpson had a post office and railroad service
 
Thornton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Thornton had a post office and railroad service
 
Valley Falls   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Valley Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Webster   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brownlow
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Webster had a post office and railroad service
 
West Grafton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brownlow
 - 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 Brownlow, 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 beginning in Brownlow. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brownlow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownlow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3515, Longitude: -79.9967     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brownlow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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