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1890 Communities Near Alkol ...

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>

While we didn't find Alkol in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Alkol.

Chapmanville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Alkol
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,171 people in 2016)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comfort   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Alkol
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Danville   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Alkol
 - Danville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Alkol
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Foster   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Alkol
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fourteen   (Lincoln County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fourteen was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alkol
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Fourteen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garretts Bend   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Alkol
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Griffithsville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Alkol
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamlin   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alkol
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 1,114 people in 2016)
 - Hamlin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hewett   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Alkol
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jenks   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alkol
 - Jenks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Alkol
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Alkol
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Myra   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alkol
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Myra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nye   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Alkol
 - Nye had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Alkol
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alkol
 - Portersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Alkol
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Albans   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alkol
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 10,553 people in 2016)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alkol
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Sheridan   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alkol
 - Sheridan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Alkol
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Spurlockville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alkol
 - Spurlockville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sweetland   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alkol
 - Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tornado   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alkol
 - Tornado 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 Alkol, 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 Alkol. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alkol) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alkol. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1629, Longitude: -81.9249     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alkol have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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