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1890 Communities Near Avis ...

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

Bargers Springs   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Bargers Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brooks   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Brooks had a post office and railroad service
 
Buck   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Avis
 - Buck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayton   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Clayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crow   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Avis
 - Crow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crumps Bottom   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crumps Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunns   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Dunns had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellison   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elton   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forest Hill   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Forest Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Sulphur Springs   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Green Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hilldale   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Avis
 - Hilldale had railroad service and no post office
 
 - hinton had a post office and railroad service
 
Indian Mills   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Avis
 - Indian Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jumping Branch   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 95 people
 - Jumping Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowell   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Lowell had a post office and railroad service
 
Mercers Saltworks   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mercers Saltworks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Avis
 - Mercers Saltworks had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Richmond   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While New Richmond was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 88 people
 - New Richmond had a post office and railroad service
 
Packs Ferry   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Avis
 - Packs Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pipestem   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Avis
 - Pipestem had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riffe   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Avis
 - Riffe had railroad service and no post office
 
Sandstone   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Avis
 - Sandstone had railroad service and no post office
 
Santifee   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Santifee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Avis
 - Santifee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shady Spring   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Shady Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talcott   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Avis
 - 1895 population of 288 people
 - Talcott had a post office and railroad service
 
True   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Avis
 - 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Avis
 - Warford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wayside   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Avis
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wiggins   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Avis
 - Wiggins 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 Avis, 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 that begins in Avis. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Avis) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6665, Longitude: -80.8879     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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