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1890 Communities Near Bishop ...

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

Asberrys (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the South (S) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 8 people
 - Asberrys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bailey (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Bishop
 - Bailey had railroad service and no post office
 
Bearwallow (VA)   (Buchanan County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bearwallow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burkes Garden (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 117 people
 - Burkes Garden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Bluff (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 1,025 people in 2017)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cove Creek (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Cove Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkhorn   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
 
Ennis   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bishop
 - Ennis had a post office and railroad service
 
Falls Mills (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 228 people
 - Falls Mills had a post office and railroad service
 
Five Oaks (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bishop
 - Five Oaks had a post office and railroad service
 
Gap Store (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Gap Store had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gillespie (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bishop
 - Gillespie had railroad service and no post office
 
Gratton (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 34 people
 - Gratton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harman (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bishop
 - Harman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maxwell (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bishop
 - Maxwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Pisgah (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Bishop
 - Pisgah had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Bishop
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pocahontas (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 2,953 people (with 362 people in 2017)
 - Pocahontas had a post office and railroad service
 
Pounding Mill (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bishop
 - Pounding Mill had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Clair (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Bishop
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sayersville (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Sayersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shawver Mill (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Shawver Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - shraders had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springville (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Bishop
 - Springville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Switchback   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bishop
 - Switchback had railroad service and no post office
 
Thompson Valley (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Thompson Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wittens Mills (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bishop
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Wittens Mills 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 Bishop, 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 starts in Bishop. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bishop) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bishop. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2084, Longitude: -81.5601     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bishop have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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