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1890 Communities Near Speedwell ...

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 Speedwell had a population of 101 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

  • Atkins [Smyth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
    • Atkins [Smyth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Speedwell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Atkins had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkins<4>
  • Austinville [Wythe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austinville
    • Austinville [Wythe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of Speedwell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Austinville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austinville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Austinville<4>
  • Bridle Creek [Grayson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridle Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridle Creek
    • Bridle Creek [Grayson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the south of Speedwell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bridle Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridle Creek
  • Carsonville [Grayson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carsonville
    • Carsonville [Grayson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Speedwell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carsonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carsonville
  • Comers Rock [Grayson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comers Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comers Rock
    • Comers Rock [Grayson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Speedwell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Comers Rock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comers Rock
  • Cripple Creek [Wythe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cripple Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cripple Creek
    • Cripple Creek [Wythe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Speedwell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cripple Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cripple Creek
  • Crockett [Wythe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett
    • Crockett [Wythe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Speedwell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crockett had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crockett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crockett<4>
  • Elk Creek [Grayson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Creek
    • Elk Creek [Grayson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Speedwell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 235 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elk Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Creek<4>
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    • Fallville [Grayson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallville
      • Fallville [Grayson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fallville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallville
    • Flat Ridge [Grayson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Ridge
      • Flat Ridge [Grayson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Flat Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Ridge
    • Fox [Grayson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox
      • Fox [Grayson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fox had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox
    • Grayson [Carroll County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grayson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayson
      • Grayson [Carroll County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the east of Speedwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grayson had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayson
    • Groseclose [Smyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groseclose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groseclose
      • Groseclose [Smyth County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Speedwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Groseclose had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groseclose
    • Grubb [Wythe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grubb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grubb
      • Grubb [Wythe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Speedwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grubb had railroad service and no post office
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    • Independence [Grayson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Independence [Grayson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 190 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 892 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Independence had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<4>
    • Ivanhoe [Wythe County]
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      • Ivanhoe [Wythe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the east of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 325 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ivanhoe had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivanhoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ivanhoe<4>
    • Kent [Wythe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [Wythe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Speedwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kent had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Petunia [Wythe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petunia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petunia
      • Petunia [Wythe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Speedwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Petunia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petunia
    • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rural Retreat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Retreat
      • Rural Retreat [Wythe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 325 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,448 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rural Retreat had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Retreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rural Retreat<4>
    • Spring Valley [Grayson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Grayson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Stevens Creek [Carroll County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevens Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens Creek
      • Stevens Creek [Carroll County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stevens Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevens Creek
    • Sugar Grove [Smyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Smyth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sugar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
    • Summit [Wythe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Wythe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Speedwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Summit had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Walton Furnace [Wythe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walton Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walton Furnace
      • Walton Furnace [Wythe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of Speedwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Walton Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walton Furnace
    • Wytheville [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wytheville
      • Wytheville [Wythe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,570 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,921 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wytheville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wytheville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wytheville<4>

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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 Speedwell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Speedwell) 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 Speedwell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Speedwell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Speedwell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8152, Longitude: -81.1747    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 


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