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1890 Communities Near Romney ...

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 Romney had a population of 451 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Romney had a population of 1,759 people.

Augusta   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Romney
 - 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 East (E) from Romney
 - Barnes Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Black Oak (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Romney
 - Black Oak had railroad service and no post office
 
Burlington   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Burlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Romney
 - Dawson had a post office and railroad service
 
Delray   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Delray had a post office and no railroad service
 
Donaldson   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Romney
 - Donaldson had railroad service and no post office
 
Glebe   (Hampshire County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Glebe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Glebe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grace   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Romney
 - Grace had railroad service and no post office
 
Headsville   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Headsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Higginsville   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Higginsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Junction   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Romney
 - Junction had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keyser   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 2,165 people (with 5,200 people in 2016)
 - Keyser had a post office and railroad service
 
Kirby   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Kirby had a post office and no railroad service
 
North River Mills   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - North River Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasantdale   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Pleasantdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Purgitsville   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Romney
 - Purgitsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reeses Mill   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Reeses Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ridgeville   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Ridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruckman   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Ruckman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sedan   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Sedan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slanesville   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Romney
 - 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Romney
 - Spring Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springfield   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Romney
 - 1895 population of 168 people
 - Springfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Three Churches   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Romney
 - Three Churches had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wapocomo   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Romney
 - 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 Romney, 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 that starts in Romney. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Romney) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Romney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3455, Longitude: -78.7564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Romney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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