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1890 Communities Near Blair ...

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

Bald Knob   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the East (E) from Blair
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bandytown   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blair
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapmanville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,171 people in 2016)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Christian   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comfort   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blair
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crany   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Danville   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Blair
 - Danville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Creek   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Blair
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blair
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hewett   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrolds Valley   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesse   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blair
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lincoln   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blair
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Blair
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Man   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blair
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nelson   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blair
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oceana   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,280 people in 2016)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oilville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blair
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blair
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spurlockville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blair
 - Spurlockville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sun Hill   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blair
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Van   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blair
 - Van 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 Blair, 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 Blair. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blair) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blair. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8784, Longitude: -81.8279     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blair have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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