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1890 Communities Near Athens ...

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

Ada   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
 
Cloverdale   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Athens
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crumps Bottom   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crumps Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunns   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Dunns had a post office and no railroad service
 
East River   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While East River was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - East River had a post office and railroad service
 
Egeria   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Egeria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elgood   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Athens
 - Elgood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellison   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flat Top   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Flat Top had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glen Lyn (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 118 people in 2016)
 - Glen Lyn had a post office and railroad service
 
Ingleside   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Ingleside had a post office and railroad service
 
Lashmeet   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lurich (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Athens
 - Lurich had railroad service and no post office
 
Mercers Saltworks   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mercers Saltworks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Athens
 - Mercers Saltworks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neponset   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Athens
 - Neponset had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 10 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakvale   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Athens
 - Oakvale had railroad service and no post office
 
Peterstown   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 400 people (with 636 people in 2016)
 - Peterstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinoak   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Athens
 - Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pipestem   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Athens
 - Pipestem had a post office and no railroad service
 
Princeton   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 320 people (with 5,962 people in 2016)
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shumate (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Athens
 - Shumate had railroad service and no post office
 
Spanishburg   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Spanishburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
True   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - True had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warford   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Warford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Athens
 - Warford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Willowton   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Willowton had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for State of West Virginia: 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 Athens, 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 stretches from Athens. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Athens) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Athens. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Athens

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4231, Longitude: -81.0160     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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