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1890 Communities Near Blue Bend ...

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

Alleghany (VA)   (Alleghany County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the South (S) from Blue Bend
 - Alleghany had railroad service and no post office
 
Alta   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blue Bend
 - Alta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alvon   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blue Bend
 - 1895 population of 109 people
 - Alvon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Backbone (VA)   (Alleghany County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blue Bend
 - Backbone had a post office and railroad service
 
Caldwell   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Bend
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Callaghan (VA)   (Alleghany County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blue Bend
 - 1895 population of 122 people
 - Callaghan had a post office and railroad service
 
Falling Spring   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blue Bend
 - 1895 population of 55 people (with 207 people in 2017)
 - Falling Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frankford   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Blue Bend
 - Frankford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Friars Hill   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blue Bend
 - Friars Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hughart   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Blue Bend
 - Hughart had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacox   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Blue Bend
 - Jacox had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leonard   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Bend
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Bend
 - 1895 population of 1,016 people (with 3,907 people in 2017)
 - Lewisburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lobelia   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Blue Bend
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Lobelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Locust   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Blue Bend
 - 1895 population of 8 people
 - Locust had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveridge   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Bend
 - Loveridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mapledale   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Blue Bend
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Mapledale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moss Run (VA)   (Alleghany County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blue Bend
 - Moss Run had railroad service and no post office
 
Renicks Valley   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Blue Bend
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Renicks Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richlands   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blue Bend
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Richlands had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sue   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blue Bend
 - Sue had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuckahoe   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Blue Bend
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Tuckahoe had railroad service and no post office
 
Whitcomb   (Greenbrier County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Whitcomb was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Bend
 - Whitcomb had railroad service and no post office
 
White Sulphur Springs   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blue Bend
 - 1895 population of 550 people (with 2,420 people in 2017)
 - White Sulphur Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Williamsburg   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blue Bend
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Williamsburg 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 Blue Bend, 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 from Blue Bend. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Bend) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9218, Longitude: -80.2687     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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