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1890 Communities Near Orr ...

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

Albright   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 89 people (with 282 people in 2017)
 - Albright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brandonville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 82 people (with 105 people in 2017)
 - Brandonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bruceton Mills   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 86 people in 2017)
 - Bruceton Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clifton Mills   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Clifton Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Corinth   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Corinth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cranesville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Cranesville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cuzzart   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Cuzzart had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dority   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 34 people
 - Dority had a post office and no railroad service
 
Friendsville (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 160 people (with 475 people in 2017)
 - Friendsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glade Farms   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Glade Farms had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guseman   (Preston County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Guseman was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Orr
 - Guseman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herring   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Orr
 - Herring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hoyes (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Hoyes had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hudson   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Orr
 - Hudson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hutton (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Hutton had a post office and railroad service
 
Kingwood   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 625 people (with 2,929 people in 2017)
 - Kingwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Lenox   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lenox had a post office and no railroad service
 
McHenry (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - McHenry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morgans Glade   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Orr
 - Morgans Glade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 1,046 people (with 1,838 people in 2017)
 - Oakland had a post office and railroad service
 
Rockville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Rockville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skipnish (MD)   (Garrett County (MD)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Skipnish was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Skipnish had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snider   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Orr
 - Snider had railroad service and no post office
 
Terra Alta   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 443 people (with 1,501 people in 2017)
 - Terra Alta had a post office and railroad service
 
Valley Point   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Orr
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Valley Point 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 Orr, 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 from Orr. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orr) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orr. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5534, Longitude: -79.5284     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orr have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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