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1890 Communities Near Cantwell ...

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 in 1895, Cantwell had a post office and no railroad service.

Berea   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the East (E) from Cantwell
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Berea had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cantwell
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Big Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bigbend   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Cantwell
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Bigbend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnt House   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cantwell
 - Burnt House had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cairo   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cantwell
 - 1895 population of 425 people (with 262 people in 2017)
 - Cairo had a post office and railroad service
 
Cisco   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Cantwell
 - Cisco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cokeleys   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cantwell
 - Cokeleys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornwallis   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Cantwell
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Cornwallis had a post office and railroad service
 
Eaton   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cantwell
 - Eaton had railroad service and no post office
 
Ellenboro   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cantwell
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 356 people in 2017)
 - Ellenboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Freed   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Cantwell
 - Freed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Freeport   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Cantwell
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Freeport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goffs   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cantwell
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Goffs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrisville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cantwell
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,740 people in 2017)
 - Harrisville had railroad service and no post office
 
 - hartley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hazelgreen   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cantwell
 - 1895 population of 4 people
 - Hazelgreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawford   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cantwell
 - Lawford had a post office and no railroad service
 
League   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Cantwell
 - League had a post office and no railroad service
 
Munday   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cantwell
 - Munday had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nobe   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cantwell
 - Nobe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nutter Farm   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cantwell
 - Nutter Farm had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxbow   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cantwell
 - Oxbow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Petroleum   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cantwell
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Petroleum had a post office and railroad service
 
Pullman   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cantwell
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 140 people in 2017)
 - Pullman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rusk   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cantwell
 - Rusk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cantwell
 - 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 Cantwell, 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 Cantwell. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cantwell) 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 Cantwell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cantwell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cantwell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1327, Longitude: -81.1312     [Map].

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