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1890 Communities Near Tunnelton ...

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 Tunnelton had a population of 172 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Tunnelton had a population of 297 people.

Albright   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Tunnelton
 - 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 East (E) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Amblersburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Aurora   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 248 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Austen   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 269 people
 - Austen had a post office and railroad service
 
Carmel   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Carmel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etam   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Tunnelton
 - Etam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evansville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fellowsville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Fellowsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gladesville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Gladesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halleck   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Halleck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hannahsville   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Hannahsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herring   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Tunnelton
 - Herring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howesville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Tunnelton
 - 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 (W) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 273 people
 - Independence had a post office and railroad service
 
Irontown   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Irontown had a post office and railroad service
 
Jessop   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tunnelton
 - Jessop had railroad service and no post office
 
Kingwood   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 625 people (with 2,956 people in 2016)
 - Kingwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Macomber   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Macomber had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marquess   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marquess had a post office and no railroad service
 
Masontown   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 548 people in 2016)
 - Masontown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 778 people (with 313 people in 2016)
 - Newburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Reedsville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 596 people in 2016)
 - Reedsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rowlesburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 560 people (with 579 people in 2016)
 - Rowlesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Sinclair   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Sinclair had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snider   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tunnelton
 - Snider had railroad service and no post office
 
Terra Alta   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 443 people (with 1,491 people in 2016)
 - Terra Alta had a post office and railroad service
 
Thornton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tunnelton
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Thornton had a post office and railroad service
 
West End   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Tunnelton
 - 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 Tunnelton, 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 Tunnelton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tunnelton) 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 Tunnelton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tunnelton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tunnelton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3928, Longitude: -79.7470     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tunnelton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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