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1890 Communities Near Shanks ...

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

Augusta   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 101 people
 - Augusta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barnes Mill   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shanks
 - Barnes Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burlington   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Burlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delray   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Delray had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dillons Run   (Hampshire County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dillons Run was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dillons Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Donaldson   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Shanks
 - 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Glebe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grace   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Shanks
 - Grace had railroad service and no post office
 
Headsville   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Headsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Higginsville   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Higginsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hooks Mills   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Hooks Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Inkerman   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Inkerman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Junction   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Shanks
 - Junction had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirby   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Kirby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millbrook   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shanks
 - Millbrook had a post office and no railroad service
 
North River Mills   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - North River Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasantdale   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Pleasantdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reeses Mill   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Reeses Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rio   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Shanks
 - Rio had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romney   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 451 people (with 1,759 people in 2016)
 - Romney had a post office and railroad service
 
Ruckman   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Ruckman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sedan   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shanks
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Sedan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slanesville   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shanks
 - 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shanks
 - Spring Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springfield   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Shanks
 - 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 North Northeast (NNE) from Shanks
 - Three Churches had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wapocomo   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shanks
 - 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 Shanks, 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 Shanks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shanks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shanks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3143, Longitude: -78.6878     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shanks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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