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1890 Communities Near Bluefield ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Bluefield had a population of 1,775 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Bluefield had a population of 9,869 people.

Abbs Valley   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Abbs Valley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bluefield
 - Abbs Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ada   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
 
Bailey (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bluefield
 - Bailey had railroad service and no post office
 
Bethel   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bethel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bramwell   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 499 people (with 346 people in 2017)
 - Bramwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Byron (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bluefield
 - Byron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Fork (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Clear Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bluefield
 - Coaldale had a post office and railroad service
 
Coopers   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Coopers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cove Creek (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Cove Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duhring   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Duhring had a post office and railroad service
 
Falls Mills (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 228 people
 - Falls Mills had a post office and railroad service
 
Flipping   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Flipping had railroad service and no post office
 
Freeman   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Freeman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grapefield (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Grapefield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hicksville (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Hicksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ingleside   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Ingleside had a post office and railroad service
 
Lashmeet   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maybeury   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 875 people
 - Maybeury had railroad service and no post office
 
New Hope   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 10 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pocahontas (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 2,953 people (with 362 people in 2017)
 - Pocahontas had a post office and railroad service
 
Princeton   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 320 people (with 5,822 people in 2017)
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rocky Gap (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Rocky Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Clair (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bluefield
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shawver Mill (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bluefield
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Shawver Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stowersville (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Bluefield
 - Stowersville had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Bluefield: www.ci.bluefield.wv.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 Bluefield, 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 from Bluefield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bluefield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bluefield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bluefield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluefield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2671, Longitude: -81.2219     [Map].

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