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1890 Communities Near Backus ...

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

Alaska   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Alaska was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Backus
 - Alaska had railroad service and no post office
 
Beury   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Backus
 - Beury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brooks   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Backus
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Brooks had a post office and railroad service
 
Caperton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Backus
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Caperton had a post office and railroad service
 
Claremont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Backus
 - Claremont had a post office and railroad service
 
Clifftop   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Backus
 - Clifftop had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crickmer   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Backus
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Crickmer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crow   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Backus
 - Crow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daniels   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Backus
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Daniels had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dimmock   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Backus
 - Dimmock had railroad service and no post office
 
East Sewell   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While East Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Backus
 - East Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Elton   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Backus
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fire Creek   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fire Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Backus
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Fire Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Gatewood   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Backus
 - Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glade   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Backus
 - Glade had railroad service and no post office
 
Grandview   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Backus
 - Grandview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Sulphur Springs   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Backus
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Green Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maywood   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Backus
 - Maywood had a post office and no railroad service
 
McKendree   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Backus
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - McKendree had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Hope   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Backus
 - Mount Hope 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Backus
 - 1895 population of 88 people
 - New Richmond had a post office and railroad service
 
Prince   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Backus
 - Prince had a post office and railroad service
 
Quinnimont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Backus
 - 1895 population of 600 people
 - Quinnimont had a post office and railroad service
 
Ravenseye   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Backus
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Ravenseye had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rush Run   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Rush Run was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Backus
 - Rush Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandstone   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Backus
 - Sandstone had railroad service and no post office
 
Sewell   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Backus
 - Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Dale   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Backus
 - Spring Dale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thurmond   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Backus
 - Thurmond had a post office and 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 Backus, 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 from Backus. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Backus) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Backus. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8543, Longitude: -80.9748     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Backus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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