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1890 Communities Near Terra Alta ...

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 Terra Alta had a population of 443 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Terra Alta had a population of 1,491 people.

Albright   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 89 people (with 286 people in 2016)
 - Albright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Amblersburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Amblersburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Aurora   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 248 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brookside   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Terra Alta
 - 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 South (S) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Carmel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Corinth   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Corinth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cranesville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Cranesville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cuzzart   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Cuzzart had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deer Park (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 179 people (with 380 people in 2016)
 - Deer Park had a post office and railroad service
 
Dority   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 34 people
 - Dority had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eglon   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Eglon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guseman   (Preston County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Guseman was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Terra Alta
 - Guseman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howesville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Howesville had a post office and railroad service
 
Hutton (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Hutton had a post office and railroad service
 
Jessop   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Terra Alta
 - Jessop had railroad service and no post office
 
Kingwood   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 625 people (with 2,956 people in 2016)
 - Kingwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Lenox   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lenox had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macomber   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Macomber had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morgans Glade   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Terra Alta
 - Morgans Glade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 2,111 people in 2016)
 - Mountain Lake Park had a post office and railroad service
 
Oakland (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 1,046 people (with 1,873 people in 2016)
 - Oakland had a post office and railroad service
 
Rowlesburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 560 people (with 579 people in 2016)
 - Rowlesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Skipnish (MD)   (Garrett County (MD)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Skipnish was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Skipnish had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snider   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Terra Alta
 - Snider had railroad service and no post office
 
Sunnyside (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Terra Alta
 - Sunnyside had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tunnelton   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 172 people (with 297 people in 2016)
 - Tunnelton had a post office and railroad service
 
Valley Point   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Terra Alta
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Valley Point 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 Terra Alta, 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 'point-to-point' distance from Terra Alta. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Terra Alta) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Terra Alta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Terra Alta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terra Alta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4443, Longitude: -79.5436     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terra Alta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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