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(Hampshire County)

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1890 Communities Near Ridgedale ...

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

Augusta   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ridgedale
 - 1895 population of 101 people
 - Augusta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barnes Mill   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ridgedale
 - Barnes Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bier (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ridgedale
 - Bier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Black Oak (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ridgedale
 - Black Oak had railroad service and no post office
 
Burlington   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ridgedale
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Burlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ridgedale
 - Dawson had a post office and railroad service
 
Donaldson   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ridgedale
 - Donaldson had railroad service and no post office
 
Grace   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Ridgedale
 - Grace had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Spring   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ridgedale
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Green Spring had a post office and railroad service
 
Headsville   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Ridgedale
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Headsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Higginsville   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Ridgedale
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Higginsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Junction   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ridgedale
 - Junction had a post office and no railroad service
 
Levels   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ridgedale
 - Levels had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oldtown (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ridgedale
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Oldtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Patterson Creek   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Ridgedale
 - Patterson Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Pinto (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ridgedale
 - Pinto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasantdale   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ridgedale
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Pleasantdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rawlings (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ridgedale
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Rawlings had a post office and railroad service
 
Reeses Mill   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ridgedale
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Reeses Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romney   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridgedale
 - 1895 population of 451 people (with 1,759 people in 2016)
 - Romney had a post office and railroad service
 
Ruckman   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Ridgedale
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Ruckman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slanesville   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ridgedale
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Slanesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Gap   (Hampshire County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Spring Gap was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Ridgedale
 - Spring Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springfield   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ridgedale
 - 1895 population of 168 people
 - Springfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Three Churches   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Ridgedale
 - Three Churches had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wapocomo   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Ridgedale
 - Wapocomo 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 Ridgedale, 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 starting from Ridgedale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgedale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgedale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4115, Longitude: -78.7347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgedale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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