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1890 Communities Near Blue Rock ...

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

Alexander   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blue Rock
 - Alexander had railroad service and no post office
 
Alton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blue Rock
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Spring   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Blue Rock
 - Blue Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canaan   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Blue Rock
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cassity   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blue Rock
 - Cassity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkwater   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blue Rock
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Elkwater had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blue Rock
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Florence was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Rock
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blue Rock
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Helvetia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blue Rock
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Helvetia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hemlock   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Rock
 - Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blue Rock
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huff   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huff was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue Rock
 - Huff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huttonsville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Blue Rock
 - 1895 population of 64 people (with 218 people in 2016)
 - Huttonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kedron   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Blue Rock
 - Kedron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lee Bell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blue Rock
 - Lee Bell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mayton   (Webster County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mayton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blue Rock
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Middle Fork   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Middle Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Blue Rock
 - 1895 population of 252 people
 - Middle Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monterville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Blue Rock
 - Monterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palace Valley   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blue Rock
 - Palace Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Rock
 - Pickens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Queens   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Rock
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Queens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Run   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Blue Rock
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Sand Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selbyville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blue Rock
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sellers   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sellers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Rock
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallmansville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Rock
 - Tallmansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blue Rock
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Valley Head 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 Rock, 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 starting from Blue Rock. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Rock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7248, Longitude: -80.0909     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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