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1890 Communities Near Blackburn ...

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

Alice   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Blackburn
 - Alice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alum Bridge   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Alum Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arnold   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Blackburn
 - Arnold had a post office and railroad service
 
Aspinall   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Aspinall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bealls Mills   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Bealls Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bulltown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bulltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnsville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 496 people in 2016)
 - Burnsville had no post office or railroad service
 
Camden   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Camden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedarville   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Conings   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Conings had a post office and no railroad service
 
Copen   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Copen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coxs Mills   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blackburn
 - Coxs Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cutlips   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Cutlips had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellis   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blackburn
 - Ellis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glenville   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 329 people (with 1,517 people in 2016)
 - Glenville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Heaters   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Blackburn
 - Heaters had a post office and railroad service
 
Hope   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blackburn
 - Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyers   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blackburn
 - Hyers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonville   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Jacksonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roanoke   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
 
Rollyson   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Blackburn
 - Rollyson had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Fork   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Blackburn
 - Sand Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stouts Mills   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Stouts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Troy   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blackburn
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Troy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Truebada   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Blackburn
 - Truebada had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vadis   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Blackburn
 - Vadis 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 Blackburn, 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 starts in Blackburn. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blackburn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackburn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9231, Longitude: -80.6751     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blackburn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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