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1890 Communities Near Blount ...

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

Apgah   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Apgah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Blount
 - Apgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Blount
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Charleston   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Blount
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 49,138 people in 2016)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Clendenin   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blount
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,173 people in 2016)
 - Clendenin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blount
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Coco   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Blount
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crescent   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blount
 - 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 South (S) from Blount
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Dry Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blount
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Blount
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Gazil   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Gazil was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blount
 - Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blount
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 336 people in 2016)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Jarrett   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blount
 - Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Blount
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Kendalia   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Blount
 - Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malden   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Blount
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Mink   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blount
 - Mink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blount
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Odell   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blount
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Odell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pond Gap   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blount
 - Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blount
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Blount
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spangler   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Blount
 - Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blount
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blount
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blount. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3212, Longitude: -81.4265     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blount have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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