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1890 Communities Near Shafer ...

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

Aurora   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North (N) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 248 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Auvil   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Auvil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bretz   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shafer
 - Bretz had a post office and railroad service
 
Brookside   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Brookside had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carmel   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Carmel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coketon   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shafer
 - Coketon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davis   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 918 people (with 655 people in 2016)
 - Davis had a post office and railroad service
 
Dobbin   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Shafer
 - Dobbin had a post office and railroad service
 
Eglon   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Eglon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etam   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shafer
 - Etam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hannahsville   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Hannahsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hendricks   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 212 people (with 265 people in 2016)
 - Hendricks had a post office and railroad service
 
Horse Shoe Run   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Horse Shoe Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lead Mine   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Lead Mine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macomber   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Macomber had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parsons   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,423 people in 2016)
 - Parsons had a post office and railroad service
 
Rowlesburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 560 people (with 579 people in 2016)
 - Rowlesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint George   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Saint George had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sell   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunnyside (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shafer
 - Sunnyside had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thomas   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shafer
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 562 people in 2016)
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
William   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shafer
 - William had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilson   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shafer
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilson (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shafer
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilsonia   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Shafer
 - Wilsonia had a post office and 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 Shafer, 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 in Shafer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shafer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shafer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2193, Longitude: -79.5678     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shafer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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