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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.

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)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the North (N) from Alexander
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
 
Arlington   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Alexander
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Arlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyd   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Boyd was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alexander
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canaan   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alexander
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cassity   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alexander
 - Cassity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alexander
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Alexander
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Florence was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Alexander
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
 
French Creek   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Alexander
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - French Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frenchton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alexander
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Frenchton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Alexander
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hampton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Alexander
 - 1895 population of 550 people
 - Hampton had railroad service and no post office
 
Helvetia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Alexander
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Helvetia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hemlock   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Alexander
 - Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hinkleville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Alexander
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Hinkleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alexander
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Head   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Alexander
 - Kanawha Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kedron   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alexander
 - Kedron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mayton   (Webster County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mayton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Alexander
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palace Valley   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Alexander
 - Palace Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Alexander
 - Pickens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Queens   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Alexander
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Queens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Cave   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alexander
 - Rock Cave had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sago   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Alexander
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sago had a post office and railroad service
 
Selbyville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Alexander
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sellers   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sellers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alexander
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallmansville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alexander
 - Tallmansville had a post office and no railroad service

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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 Alexander, 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 Alexander. A straight line distance ignores things 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7829, Longitude: -80.2226     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alexander have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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