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1890 Communities Near Springfield ...

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 Springfield had a population of 168 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

Augusta   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 101 people
 - Augusta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barnes Mill   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springfield
 - Barnes Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bier (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Springfield
 - Bier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Black Oak (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Springfield
 - Black Oak had railroad service and no post office
 
Brady (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Brady had railroad service and no post office
 
Cresaptown (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Springfield
 - Cresaptown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Donaldson   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Springfield
 - Donaldson had railroad service and no post office
 
Grace   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Springfield
 - Grace had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Spring   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Green Spring had a post office and railroad service
 
Headsville   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Headsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Higginsville   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Higginsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Levels   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springfield
 - Levels had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Cacapon   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springfield
 - Little Cacapon had railroad service and no post office
 
North River Mills   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - North River Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Okonoko   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Okonoko had a post office and railroad service
 
Oldtown (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Oldtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Patterson Creek   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springfield
 - Patterson Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Pinto (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Springfield
 - Pinto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasantdale   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Pleasantdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rawlings (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Springfield
 - 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 West (W) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Reeses Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romney   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 451 people (with 1,737 people in 2017)
 - Romney had a post office and railroad service
 
Seymour   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springfield
 - Seymour had railroad service and no post office
 
Slanesville   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springfield
 - 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springfield
 - Spring Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Three Churches   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springfield
 - Three Churches had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wapocomo   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Springfield
 - 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 Springfield, 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 Springfield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Springfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4506, Longitude: -78.6936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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