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1890 Communities Near Abbs Valley ...

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>


Abbs Valley itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and railroad service.

Ada   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the East (E) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
 
Bailey (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Abbs Valley
 - Bailey had railroad service and no post office
 
Bethel   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bethel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluefield   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 1,775 people (with 9,869 people in 2017)
 - Bluefield had a post office and railroad service
 
Bramwell   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 499 people (with 346 people in 2017)
 - Bramwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Clear Fork (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Clear Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Abbs Valley
 - Coaldale had a post office and railroad service
 
Coopers   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Coopers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cove Creek (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Cove Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duhring   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Duhring had a post office and railroad service
 
Elkhorn   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
 
Ennis   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Abbs Valley
 - Ennis had a post office and railroad service
 
Falls Mills (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 228 people
 - Falls Mills had a post office and railroad service
 
Flipping   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Flipping had railroad service and no post office
 
Freeman   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Freeman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kyle   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Abbs Valley
 - Kyle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lashmeet   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maybeury   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 875 people
 - Maybeury had railroad service and no post office
 
New Hope   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 10 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pocahontas (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Abbs Valley
 - 1895 population of 2,953 people (with 362 people in 2017)
 - Pocahontas had a post office and railroad service
 
Powhatan   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Abbs Valley
 - Powhatan had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Clair (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Abbs Valley
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springville (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Abbs Valley
 - Springville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stowersville (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Abbs Valley
 - Stowersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Switchback   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Abbs Valley
 - Switchback 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 Abbs Valley, 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 that stretches from Abbs Valley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Abbs Valley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abbs Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3037, Longitude: -81.3029     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abbs Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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