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1890 Communities Near Boomer ...

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

Ansted   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the East (E) from Boomer
 - Ansted had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beckwith   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boomer
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Beckwith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belva   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Boomer
 - Belva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boomer
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boomer
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotton Hill   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boomer
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Cotton Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Crescent   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Boomer
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
Crown Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boomer
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Deep Water   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boomer
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dempsey   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boomer
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Dempsey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dixie   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Boomer
 - Dixie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boomer
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
Eagle   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boomer
 - Eagle had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boomer
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Gauley   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Boomer
 - Gauley had railroad service and no post office
 
Gauley Bridge   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Boomer
 - 1895 population of 180 people (with 570 people in 2017)
 - Gauley Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaymont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boomer
 - Gaymont had railroad service and no post office
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boomer
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 325 people in 2017)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Hawks Nest   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boomer
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Hawks Nest had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha Falls   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Boomer
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Kincaid   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Boomer
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boomer
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
 - mount carbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Pond Gap   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Boomer
 - Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boomer
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boomer
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spangler   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Boomer
 - Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunnyside   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sunnyside was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boomer
 - Sunnyside had railroad service and no post office

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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 Boomer, 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 that stretches from Boomer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boomer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boomer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1507, Longitude: -81.2873     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boomer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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