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1890 Communities Near Cairo ...

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 Cairo had a population of 425 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Cairo had a population of 262 people.

Adlai   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Adlai had a post office and no railroad service
 
Borland   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cairo
 - Borland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Briggs (OH)   (Washington County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cairo
 - Briggs had a post office and railroad service
 
Calcutta   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cairo
 - Calcutta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cantwell   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cairo
 - Cantwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cisco   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cairo
 - Cisco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cokeleys   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cairo
 - Cokeleys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornwallis   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Cornwallis had a post office and railroad service
 
Deerwalk   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Deerwalk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eaton   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Cairo
 - Eaton had railroad service and no post office
 
Ellenboro   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 356 people in 2017)
 - Ellenboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Finch   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Finch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Freeport   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Freeport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goffs   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Goffs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrisville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,740 people in 2017)
 - Harrisville had railroad service and no post office
 
Hartley   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cairo
 - Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highland   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Highland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horseneck   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Horseneck had a post office and no railroad service
 
League   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cairo
 - League had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maxwell   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Cairo
 - Maxwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nutter Farm   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cairo
 - Nutter Farm had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxbow   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cairo
 - Oxbow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pennsboro   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 1,045 people in 2017)
 - Pennsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Petroleum   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Petroleum had a post office and railroad service
 
Rusk   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cairo
 - Rusk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Schultz   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Schultz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cairo
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Smithville 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 Cairo, 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 starting in Cairo. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cairo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cairo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cairo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cairo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2067, Longitude: -81.1543     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cairo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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