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1890 Communities Near Brownton ...

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

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Arden   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the East (E) from Brownton
 - Arden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Astor   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brownton
 - Astor had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Bridgeport   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 455 people (with 8,364 people in 2016)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
 
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Cecil   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Cecil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarksburg   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 3,008 people (with 16,035 people in 2016)
 - Clarksburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Clemtown   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Brownton
 - Clemtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Craigmoor   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Craigmoor had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Elk City   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Elk City had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Fetterman   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 557 people
 - Fetterman had a post office and railroad service
 
Flemington   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 312 people in 2016)
 - Flemington had a post office and railroad service
 
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Glen Falls   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brownton
 - Glen Falls had railroad service and no post office
 
Grafton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 3,159 people (with 5,127 people in 2016)
 - Grafton had a post office and railroad service
 
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Johnstown   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Johnstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Knottsville   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Knottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Lost Creek   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 474 people in 2016)
 - Lost Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
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McGee   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Brownton
 - McGee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meadland   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Meadland had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Oreide   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Oreide had a post office and no railroad service
 
Overfield   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Overfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Pecks Run   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Pecks Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pepper   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Brownton
 - Pepper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Philippi   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 378 people (with 3,533 people in 2016)
 - Philippi 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Pleasant Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pruntytown   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Pruntytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Quiet Dell   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Quiet Dell had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Rockford   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romines Mills   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Romines Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruraldale   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Ruraldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Simpson   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - Simpson had a post office and railroad service
 
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Vannoys Mill   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brownton
 - Vannoys Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Webster   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brownton
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Webster had a post office and railroad service
 
West Grafton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brownton
 - 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 Brownton, 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 beginning in Brownton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brownton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2201, Longitude: -80.1501     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brownton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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