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1890 Communities Near Bolair ...

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

Addison   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bolair
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 688 people in 2017)
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bakers Run   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bolair
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bakers Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bergoo   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bolair
 - Bergoo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bernardstown   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bolair
 - Bernardstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birch River   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bolair
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Birch River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Spring   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bolair
 - Blue Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boggs   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bolair
 - Boggs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canfield   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bolair
 - Canfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caress   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bolair
 - Caress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Craigsville   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bolair
 - Craigsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delphi   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bolair
 - Delphi had a post office and no railroad service
 
Diana   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Bolair
 - Diana 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 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bolair
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hacker Valley   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bolair
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hacker Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halo   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Bolair
 - Halo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jumbo   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bolair
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Birch   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bolair
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Little Birch 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bolair
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bolair
 - Newville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Persinger   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bolair
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Persinger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bolair
 - Pickens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pugh   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Bolair
 - Pugh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ralph   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bolair
 - Ralph had a post office and no railroad service
 
Replete   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Bolair
 - Replete had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richwood   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bolair
 - 1895 population of 24 people (with 1,906 people in 2017)
 - Richwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strouds   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bolair
 - Strouds had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upperglade   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bolair
 - Upperglade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Welch Glade   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bolair
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Welch Glade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodzell   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bolair
 - Woodzell 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 Bolair, 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 that stretches from Bolair. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bolair) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bolair. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4376, Longitude: -80.4440     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bolair have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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