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1890 Communities Near Blue Creek ...

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

Aarons   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Blue Creek
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
 
Apgah   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Apgah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blue Creek
 - Apgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blundon   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Creek
 - Blundon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carney   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Carney was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blue Creek
 - Carney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Charleston   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Creek
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 47,929 people in 2017)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Cicerone   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Creek
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Cicerone had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clendenin   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue Creek
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,142 people in 2017)
 - Clendenin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clio   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blue Creek
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coco   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blue Creek
 - Coco 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blue Creek
 - Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Island Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Creek
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Island Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrett   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blue Creek
 - Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Creek
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Kendalia   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blue Creek
 - Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kettle   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Blue Creek
 - Kettle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Legg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blue Creek
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malden   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blue Creek
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Mattie   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mattie was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Blue Creek
 - Mattie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mink   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Blue Creek
 - Mink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odell   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blue Creek
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Odell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Osbornes Mills   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blue Creek
 - Osbornes Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blue Creek
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sissonville   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blue Creek
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Sissonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Creek
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Wellford   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blue Creek
 - Wellford had a post office and no railroad service

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4507, Longitude: -81.4573     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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