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1890 Communities Near Bancroft ...

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 in 1895, Bancroft had railroad service and no post office. In 2017, Bancroft had a population of 600 people.

Buffalo   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Bancroft
 - 1895 population of 238 people (with 1,262 people in 2017)
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
 
Confidence   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Bancroft
 - Confidence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Extra   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Bancroft
 - Extra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fraziers Bottom   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bancroft
 - Fraziers Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hugo   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Bancroft
 - Hugo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurricane   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bancroft
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,542 people in 2017)
 - Hurricane had a post office and railroad service
 
Liberty   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bancroft
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Midway   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bancroft
 - Midway had a post office and railroad service
 
Mound   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bancroft
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Paradise   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bancroft
 - Paradise had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pliny   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bancroft
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Pliny had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - plymouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Poca   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bancroft
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Bancroft
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raymond City   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bancroft
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Red House   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bancroft
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
 
Rocky Fork   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bancroft
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Albans   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Bancroft
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Bancroft
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Scary   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Bancroft
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
Sigman   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bancroft
 - Sigman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sissonville   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Bancroft
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Sissonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Teays   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bancroft
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tornado   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Bancroft
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winfield   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bancroft
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,359 people in 2017)
 - Winfield 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 Bancroft, 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 beginning in Bancroft. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bancroft) 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 Bancroft. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bancroft

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bancroft. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5107, Longitude: -81.8418     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bancroft have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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