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1890 Communities Near Shepherdstown ...

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 Shepherdstown had a population of 151 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Shepherdstown had a population of 1,991 people.

Antietam (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shepherdstown
 - Antietam had a post office and railroad service
 
Bakersville (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Bakersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bakerton   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shepherdstown
 - Bakerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bedington   (Berkeley County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Bedington had a post office and railroad service
 
Berkeley   (Berkeley County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shepherdstown
 - Berkeley had railroad service and no post office
 
Breathedsville (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 114 people
 - Breathedsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownsville (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Brownsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Downsville (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - Downsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duffields   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Duffields had a post office and railroad service
 
Eakles Mills (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Eakles Mills had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairplay (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 114 people
 - Fairplay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foltz   (Berkeley County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Foltz was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shepherdstown
 - Foltz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grimes (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Grimes had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halltown   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Halltown had a post office and railroad service
 
Harpers Ferry   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 958 people (with 291 people in 2016)
 - Harpers Ferry had a post office and railroad service
 
Kearneysville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shepherdstown
 - Kearneysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keedysville (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 420 people (with 1,161 people in 2016)
 - Keedysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leetown   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Leetown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rohrersville (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Rohrersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sandy Hook (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shepherdstown
 - Sandy Hook had railroad service and no post office
 
Sharpsburg (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 1,163 people (with 703 people in 2016)
 - Sharpsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shenandoah Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Shenandoah Junction had a post office and railroad service
 
Swan Pond   (Berkeley County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shepherdstown
 - Swan Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trego (MD)   (Washington County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Shepherdstown
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Trego had a post office and no railroad service
 
Uvilla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Shepherdstown
 - Uvilla 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 Shepherdstown, 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 beginning in Shepherdstown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shepherdstown) 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 Shepherdstown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shepherdstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shepherdstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4319, Longitude: -77.8048     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shepherdstown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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