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1890 Communities Near Alloy ...

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 Alloy in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Alloy.

Ansted   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the East (E) from Alloy
 - Ansted had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beckwith   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Alloy
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Beckwith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belva   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alloy
 - Belva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alloy
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cotton Hill   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Alloy
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Cotton Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Crescent   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alloy
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
Crown Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alloy
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
 - deep water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dempsey   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Alloy
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Dempsey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dixie   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alloy
 - Dixie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alloy
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
Eagle   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alloy
 - Eagle had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alloy
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Fayetteville   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Alloy
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 2,772 people in 2017)
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gauley   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Alloy
 - Gauley had railroad service and no post office
 
Gauley Bridge   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alloy
 - 1895 population of 180 people (with 570 people in 2017)
 - Gauley Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaymont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Alloy
 - Gaymont had railroad service and no post office
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alloy
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 325 people in 2017)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Hawks Nest   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Alloy
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Hawks Nest had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha Falls   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Alloy
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Kincaid   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Alloy
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alloy
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
 - mount carbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Pond Gap   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Alloy
 - Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Alloy
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunnyside   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sunnyside was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Alloy
 - Sunnyside 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 Alloy, 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' (or point-to-point) distance from Alloy. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alloy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alloy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1376, Longitude: -81.2743     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alloy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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