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1890 Communities Near Blake ...

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

Abbs Valley   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Abbs Valley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the West (W) from Blake
 - Abbs Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ada   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
 
Bethel   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bethel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluefield   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 1,775 people (with 9,869 people in 2017)
 - Bluefield had a post office and railroad service
 
Byron (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blake
 - Byron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Fork (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Clear Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duhring   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Duhring had a post office and railroad service
 
East River   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While East River was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - East River had a post office and railroad service
 
Elgood   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blake
 - Elgood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flipping   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Flipping had railroad service and no post office
 
Glen Lyn (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Glen Lyn had a post office and railroad service
 
Hicksville (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Hicksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Brook (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 5 people
 - Holly Brook had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ingleside   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Ingleside had a post office and railroad service
 
Kimberling (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Kimberling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lashmeet   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mechanicsburg (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Mechanicsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 10 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakvale   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blake
 - Oakvale had railroad service and no post office
 
Pinoak   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blake
 - Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Point Pleasant (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 5 people
 - Point Pleasant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Princeton   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 320 people (with 5,822 people in 2017)
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rocky Gap (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Rocky Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shumate (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Blake
 - Shumate had railroad service and no post office
 
Spanishburg   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Spanishburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stowersville (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blake
 - Stowersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Willowton   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Willowton 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 Blake, 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 that begins in Blake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3029, Longitude: -81.0687     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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