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1890 Communities Near Blakeley ...

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

Apgah   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Apgah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the North (N) from Blakeley
 - Apgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belva   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blakeley
 - Belva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blakeley
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blakeley
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Coco   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blakeley
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crescent   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Blakeley
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
Crown Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blakeley
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Deep Water   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Blakeley
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dixie   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blakeley
 - Dixie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blakeley
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
Eagle   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Blakeley
 - Eagle had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blakeley
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Gauley   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blakeley
 - Gauley had railroad service and no post office
 
Gauley Bridge   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blakeley
 - 1895 population of 180 people (with 585 people in 2016)
 - Gauley Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gazil   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Gazil was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Blakeley
 - Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blakeley
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 336 people in 2016)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha Falls   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blakeley
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Kendalia   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Blakeley
 - Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lizemores   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blakeley
 - Lizemores had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Blakeley
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Carbon   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Blakeley
 - 1895 population of 3,432 people
 - Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Odell   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blakeley
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Odell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pond Gap   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Blakeley
 - Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blakeley
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - spangler had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



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 Blakeley, 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 Blakeley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blakeley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blakeley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2962, Longitude: -81.3037     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blakeley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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