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1890 Communities Near Blocton ...

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

Canada (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the South (S) from Blocton
 - Canada had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapmanville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blocton
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clifford (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blocton
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Clifford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cove Gap   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blocton
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Cove Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunlow   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blocton
 - Dunlow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ferguson   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blocton
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Ferguson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fourteen   (Lincoln County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fourteen was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blocton
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Fourteen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gallup (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Gallup was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blocton
 - Gallup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Georges Creek (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blocton
 - Georges Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gulnare (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blocton
 - Gulnare had a post office and no railroad service
 
Inez (KY)   (Martin County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blocton
 - 1895 population of 108 people (with 643 people in 2017)
 - Inez had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kiahsville   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Blocton
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Kiahsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kimper (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) from Blocton
 - Kimper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maynard (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Maynard was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blocton
 - Maynard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oilville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blocton
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peach Orchard (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blocton
 - Peach Orchard had a post office and railroad service
 
Pilgrim (KY)   (Martin County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Blocton
 - Pilgrim had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinsonfork (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blocton
 - Pinsonfork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richardson (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blocton
 - Richardson had a post office and railroad service
 
Rural (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Blocton
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stonecoal   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blocton
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Stonecoal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Summit (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blocton
 - Summit had railroad service and no post office
 
Thomas (KY)   (Floyd County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blocton
 - Thomas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ulysses (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ulysses was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blocton
 - Ulysses had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warfield (KY)   (Martin County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blocton
 - 1895 population of 1,212 people (with 239 people in 2017)
 - Warfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zebulon (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blocton
 - Zebulon 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 Blocton, 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 begins in Blocton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blocton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blocton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7968, Longitude: -82.3421     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blocton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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