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1890 Communities Near Brydon ...

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

Arden   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Brydon
 - Arden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Astor   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brydon
 - Astor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boothsville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 223 people
 - Boothsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bridgeport   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 455 people (with 8,635 people in 2017)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
 
Brittain   (Taylor County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Brittain was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Brittain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cecil   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Cecil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clemtown   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brydon
 - Clemtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elk City   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Elk City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fetterman   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brydon
 - 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 West Southwest (WSW) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 312 people in 2017)
 - Flemington had a post office and railroad service
 
Grafton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brydon
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Irontown had a post office and railroad service
 
Kasson   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kasson had a post office and railroad service
 
Knottsville   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Knottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGee   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brydon
 - McGee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meadland   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brydon
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brydon
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nestorville   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Nestorville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oreide   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Oreide had a post office and no railroad service
 
Overfield   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Overfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pepper   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brydon
 - Pepper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Philippi   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 378 people (with 3,380 people in 2017)
 - 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Pleasant Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pruntytown   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Pruntytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - Simpson had a post office and railroad service
 
Thornton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Thornton had a post office and railroad service
 
Valley Falls   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Valley Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Webster   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Brydon
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Webster had a post office and railroad service
 
West Grafton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brydon
 - 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 Brydon, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Brydon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brydon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brydon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2801, Longitude: -80.0648     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brydon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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