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1890 Communities Near Alston ...

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

  • Belington [Barbour County]
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    • Belington [Barbour County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Alston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 450 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,898 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Belington had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<3>
  • Calhoun [Barbour County]
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    • Calhoun [Barbour County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Alston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Calhoun had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
  • Elk City [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk City
    • Elk City [Barbour County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Alston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elk City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk City
  • Elkins [Randolph County]
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    • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Alston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 737 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,908 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elkins had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<3>
  • Flora [Barbour County] - Historic
    • While Flora was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
    • Flora [Barbour County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Alston
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Flora had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gilman [Randolph County]
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    • Gilman [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Alston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gilman had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
  • Huffman [Barbour County] - Historic
    • While Huffman was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffman
    • Huffman [Barbour County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Alston
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kalamazoo [Barbour County]
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    • Kalamazoo [Barbour County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Alston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kalamazoo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalamazoo
  • Continue List ...
    • Kerens [Randolph County]
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      • Kerens [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Alston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kerens had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kerens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kerens
    • Kingsville [Randolph County]
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      • Kingsville [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Alston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsville
    • Kirt [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirt
      • Kirt [Barbour County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Alston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kirt had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirt
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
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      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Alston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leadsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
    • Meadowville [Barbour County]
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      • Meadowville [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Alston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Meadowville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowville
    • Middle Fork [Randolph County] - Historic
      • While Middle Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Fork
      • Middle Fork [Randolph County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Alston
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 252 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Middle Fork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
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      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Alston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Montrose had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Nestorville [Barbour County]
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      • Nestorville [Barbour County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Alston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nestorville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nestorville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nestorville
    • Overhill [Upshur County]
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      • Overhill [Upshur County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Alston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Overhill had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Pecks Run [Upshur County]
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      • Pecks Run [Upshur County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Alston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pecks Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecks Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecks Run
    • Pettit [Randolph County] - Historic
      • While Pettit was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pettit
      • Pettit [Randolph County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Alston
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pettit had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pettit have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
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      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Alston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 378 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,239 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Philippi had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<3>
    • Pleasant Run [Tucker County]
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      • Pleasant Run [Tucker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Alston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pleasant Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Run
    • Sand Run [Upshur County]
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      • Sand Run [Upshur County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Alston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sand Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Run
    • Swamp Run [Upshur County]
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      • Swamp Run [Upshur County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Alston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Swamp Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swamp Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swamp Run
    • Talbott [Barbour County]
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      • Talbott [Barbour County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Alston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Talbott had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talbott have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talbott
    • Texas [Tucker County] - Historic
      • While Texas was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas
      • Texas [Tucker County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Alston
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Texas had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Valley Furnace [Barbour County]
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      • Valley Furnace [Barbour County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Alston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Valley Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Furnace
    • Vannoys Mill [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vannoys Mill
      • Vannoys Mill [Barbour County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Alston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vannoys Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vannoys Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vannoys Mill
    • Whyte [Randolph County]
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      • Whyte [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Alston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whyte had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whyte have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whyte
    • Wilmoth [Barbour County] - Historic
      • While Wilmoth was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmoth
      • Wilmoth [Barbour County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Alston
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wilmoth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmoth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

Mentions & References for Alston

The Communities of West Virginia

About Barbour County

About West Virginia

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 Alston, 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- Alston) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0262, Longitude: -79.9409       In this case, the coordinates for Alston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.




 

 

 


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