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1890 Communities Near Alton ...

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 Alton had a population of 76 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

Alexander   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the South (S) from Alton
 - Alexander had railroad service and no post office
 
Arlington   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Alton
 - 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 (W) from Alton
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canaan   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Alton
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cassity   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Alton
 - Cassity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alton
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
French Creek   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alton
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - French Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frenchton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alton
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Frenchton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alton
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hampton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Alton
 - 1895 population of 550 people
 - Hampton had railroad service and no post office
 
Helvetia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Alton
 - 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 Southeast (ESE) from Alton
 - Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hinkleville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Alton
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Hinkleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alton
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ivy   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Alton
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Ivy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Head   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alton
 - Kanawha Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kedron   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Alton
 - 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Alton
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Middle Fork   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Middle Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Alton
 - 1895 population of 252 people
 - Middle Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palace Valley   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Alton
 - Palace Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Queens   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alton
 - 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 (W) from Alton
 - Rock Cave had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sago   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Alton
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sago had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Run   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alton
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Sand Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selbyville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Alton
 - 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alton
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallmansville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alton
 - 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 Alton, 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 that stretches from Alton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8193, Longitude: -80.2140     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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