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1890 Communities Near Short Gap ...

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

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Bier (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the West (W) from Short Gap
 - Bier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Black Oak (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Short Gap
 - Black Oak had railroad service and no post office
 
Borden Shaft (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Short Gap
 - Borden Shaft had railroad service and no post office
 
Brady (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Brady had railroad service and no post office
 
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Carlos (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Short Gap
 - Carlos had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarysville (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Short Gap
 - Clarysville had railroad service and no post office
 
Corriganville (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Corriganville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cresaptown (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Short Gap
 - Cresaptown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cumberland (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 12,729 people (with 19,707 people in 2017)
 - Cumberland had railroad service and no post office
 
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Dawson (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Short Gap
 - Dawson had a post office and railroad service
 
Donaldson   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Short Gap
 - Donaldson had railroad service and no post office
 
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Eckhart Mines (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 811 people
 - Eckhart Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Frostburg (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 3,804 people (with 8,642 people in 2017)
 - Frostburg had a post office and railroad service
 
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Grace   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Short Gap
 - Grace had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Spring   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Green Spring had a post office and railroad service
 
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Headsville   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Headsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Kreigbaum (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Short Gap
 - Kreigbaum had railroad service and no post office
 
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Lonaconing (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 3,897 people (with 1,128 people in 2017)
 - Lonaconing had a post office and railroad service
 
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Midland (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Short Gap
 - Midland had railroad service and no post office
 
Morantown (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Short Gap
 - Morantown had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Savage Junction (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Short Gap
 - Mount Savage Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
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Ocean (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 425 people
 - Ocean had a post office and railroad service
 
Oldtown (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Oldtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Patterson Creek   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Short Gap
 - Patterson Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Pinto (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Short Gap
 - Pinto had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Rawlings (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Rawlings had a post office and railroad service
 
Reeses Mill   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Reeses Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ridgeley   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Short Gap
 - Ridgeley had railroad service and no post office
 
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Seymour   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Short Gap
 - Seymour had railroad service and no post office
 
Springfield   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 168 people
 - Springfield had a post office and railroad service
 
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Vale Summit (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Short Gap
 - 1895 population of 194 people
 - Vale Summit had a post office and railroad service

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



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 Short Gap, 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 that starts in Short Gap. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Short Gap) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Short Gap. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5437, Longitude: -78.8111     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Short Gap have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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