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1890 Communities Near Towson ...

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

Albright   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 89 people (with 282 people in 2017)
 - Albright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Amblersburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Amblersburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Austen   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 269 people
 - Austen had a post office and railroad service
 
Etam   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Towson
 - Etam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evansville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fellowsville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Fellowsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gladesville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Gladesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halleck   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Halleck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herring   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Towson
 - Herring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howesville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Howesville had a post office and railroad service
 
Independence   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 273 people
 - Independence had a post office and railroad service
 
Irontown   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Irontown had a post office and railroad service
 
 - jessop had railroad service and no post office
 
Kingwood   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 625 people (with 2,929 people in 2017)
 - Kingwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Macomber   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Macomber had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marquess   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marquess had a post office and no railroad service
 
Masontown   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 544 people in 2017)
 - Masontown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 778 people (with 319 people in 2017)
 - Newburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Reedsville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 598 people in 2017)
 - Reedsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rowlesburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 560 people (with 577 people in 2017)
 - Rowlesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Sinclair   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Sinclair had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snider   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Towson
 - Snider had railroad service and no post office
 
Terra Alta   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 443 people (with 1,501 people in 2017)
 - Terra Alta had a post office and railroad service
 
Thornton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Thornton had a post office and railroad service
 
Tunnelton   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Towson
 - 1895 population of 172 people (with 298 people in 2017)
 - Tunnelton had a post office and railroad service
 
West End   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Towson
 - West End had railroad service and no post office

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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 Towson, 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 starting from Towson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Towson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Towson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4134, Longitude: -79.7545     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Towson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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