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1890 Communities Near Alexander ...

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 in 1895, Alexander had railroad service and no post office.

  • Alton [Upshur County]
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    • Alton [Upshur County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Alexander
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
  • Arlington [Upshur County]
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    • Arlington [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Alexander
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Arlington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
  • Boyd [Upshur County] - Historic
    • While Boyd was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd
    • Boyd [Upshur County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Alexander
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyd have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Canaan [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan
    • Canaan [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Alexander
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canaan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan
  • Cassity [Randolph County]
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    • Cassity [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Alexander
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cassity had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cassity have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cassity
  • Cleveland [Webster County]
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    • Cleveland [Webster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Alexander
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<4>
  • Evergreen [Upshur County]
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    • Evergreen [Upshur County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Alexander
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
  • Florence [Randolph County] - Historic
    • While Florence was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Randolph County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Alexander
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Florence had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • French Creek [Upshur County]
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      • French Creek [Upshur County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 302 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, French Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Creek<4>
    • Frenchton [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchton
      • Frenchton [Upshur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Frenchton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchton
    • Gaines [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaines
      • Gaines [Upshur County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaines
    • Hampton [Upshur County]
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      • Hampton [Upshur County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 550 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hampton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
    • Helvetia [Randolph County]
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      • Helvetia [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Helvetia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helvetia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helvetia<4>
    • Hemlock [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemlock
      • Hemlock [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemlock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
    • Hinkleville [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinkleville
      • Hinkleville [Upshur County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hinkleville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinkleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinkleville
    • Holly Grove [Upshur County]
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      • Holly Grove [Upshur County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
    • Kanawha Head [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha Head
      • Kanawha Head [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kanawha Head had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanawha Head have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha Head
    • Kedron [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kedron
      • Kedron [Upshur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kedron had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kedron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kedron
    • Mayton [Webster County] - Historic
      • While Mayton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayton
      • Mayton [Webster County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Palace Valley [Upshur County]
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      • Palace Valley [Upshur County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Palace Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palace Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palace Valley
    • Pickens [Randolph County]
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      • Pickens [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pickens had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<4>
    • Queens [Upshur County]
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      • Queens [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Queens had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queens
    • Rock Cave [Upshur County]
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      • Rock Cave [Upshur County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rock Cave had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Cave
    • Sago [Upshur County]
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      • Sago [Upshur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sago had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sago
    • Selbyville [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selbyville
      • Selbyville [Upshur County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selbyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selbyville
    • Sellers [Upshur County] - Historic
      • While Sellers was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Upshur County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tallmansville [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallmansville
      • Tallmansville [Upshur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tallmansville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallmansville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallmansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallmansville<4>

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The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

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 Alexander, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alexander) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7829, Longitude: -80.2226       In this case, the coordinates for Alexander have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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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