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1890 Communities Near Chester ...

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

Blackhawk (PA)   (Beaver County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Blackhawk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Calcutta (OH)   (Columbiana County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Calcutta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cannons Mill (OH)   (Columbiana County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cannons Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Congo   (Hancock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Congo had a post office and no railroad service
 
East End (OH)   (Columbiana County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chester
 - East End had a post office and railroad service
 
East Liverpool (OH)   (Columbiana County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 10,956 people (with 10,691 people in 2017)
 - East Liverpool had a post office and railroad service
 
Empire (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 441 people (with 284 people in 2017)
 - Empire had a post office and railroad service
 
Frankfort Springs (PA)   (Beaver County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 180 people (with 127 people in 2017)
 - Frankfort Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Georgetown (PA)   (Beaver County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 274 people (with 167 people in 2017)
 - Georgetown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glasgow (OH)   (Columbiana County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Glasgow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hammondsville (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Hammondsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Hookstown (PA)   (Beaver County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 297 people (with 141 people in 2017)
 - Hookstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Industry (PA)   (Beaver County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 350 people (with 1,747 people in 2017)
 - Industry had a post office and railroad service
 
Irondale (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 694 people (with 363 people in 2017)
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Jethro (OH)   (Columbiana County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chester
 - Jethro had railroad service and no post office
 
Kendall (PA)   (Beaver County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kendall had a post office and no railroad service
 
McCleary (PA)   (Beaver County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - McCleary had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moscow   (Hancock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chester
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Cumberland   (Hancock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 2,305 people (with 1,050 people in 2017)
 - New Cumberland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ohioville (PA)   (Beaver County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 158 people (with 3,401 people in 2017)
 - Ohioville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Port Homer (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Port Homer had a post office and railroad service
 
Shippingport (PA)   (Beaver County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 68 people (with 201 people in 2017)
 - Shippingport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smiths Ferry (PA)   (Beaver County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 580 people
 - Smiths Ferry had a post office and railroad service
 
Sprucevale (OH)   (Columbiana County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Chester
 - Sprucevale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walkers (OH)   (Columbiana County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chester
 - Walkers had a post office and railroad service
 
Wellsville (OH)   (Columbiana County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Chester
 - 1895 population of 5,247 people (with 3,352 people in 2017)
 - Wellsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Yellow Creek (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chester
 - Yellow Creek had railroad service and no post office

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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 Chester, 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 starting in Chester. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chester) 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 Chester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6129, Longitude: -80.5627     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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