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1890 Communities Near Blue ...

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

Adonis   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blue
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Adonis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bearsville   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blue
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Bearsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bert   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Blue
 - Bert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Conaway   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blue
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Conaway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dale   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Blue
 - Dale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deep Valley   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Blue
 - Deep Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frew   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue
 - Frew had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iuka   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blue
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Iuka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kidwell   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Kidwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lonetree   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Blue
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Lonetree had a post office and no railroad service
 
McKim   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blue
 - McKim had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meadville   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blue
 - Meadville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meeker   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue
 - Meeker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Middlebourne   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blue
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 766 people in 2017)
 - Middlebourne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minnie   (Wetzel County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Blue
 - Minnie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Porters Falls   (Wetzel County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blue
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Porters Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pursley   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blue
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Pursley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reader   (Wetzel County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blue
 - Reader had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roberts   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blue
 - Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ross   (Wetzel County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Ross had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shiloh   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Blue
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shirley   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blue
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Shirley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vincen   (Wetzel County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blue
 - Vincen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wick   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blue
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Wick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilbur   (Tyler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Blue
 - Wilbur 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, 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 starting in Blue. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blue) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4476, Longitude: -80.8254     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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