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1890 Communities Near Ashland ...

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

Abbs Valley   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Abbs Valley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashland
 - Abbs Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ada   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
 
Algoma   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Ashland
 - Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bailey (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Ashland
 - Bailey had railroad service and no post office
 
Bethel   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bethel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluefield   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 1,775 people (with 10,191 people in 2016)
 - Bluefield had a post office and railroad service
 
Bramwell   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 499 people (with 352 people in 2016)
 - Bramwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashland
 - Coaldale had a post office and railroad service
 
Coopers   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Coopers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duhring   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Duhring had a post office and railroad service
 
Egeria   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Egeria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkhorn   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
 
Ennis   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ashland
 - Ennis had a post office and railroad service
 
Falls Mills (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 228 people
 - Falls Mills had a post office and railroad service
 
Flipping   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Flipping had railroad service and no post office
 
Freeman   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Freeman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kyle   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Ashland
 - Kyle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lashmeet   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maybeury   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 875 people
 - Maybeury had railroad service and no post office
 
New Hope   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 10 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinoak   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ashland
 - Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pocahontas (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 2,953 people (with 376 people in 2016)
 - Pocahontas had a post office and railroad service
 
Powhatan   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Ashland
 - Powhatan had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Clair (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Ashland
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spanishburg   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Spanishburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Switchback   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ashland
 - Switchback 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 Ashland, 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 begins in Ashland. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ashland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4084, Longitude: -81.3526     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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