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1890 Communities Near Boone ...

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

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Alaska   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Alaska was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boone
 - Alaska had railroad service and no post office
 
Ansted   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boone
 - Ansted had a post office and no railroad service
 
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 - beauty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beury   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boone
 - Beury had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Caperton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Caperton had a post office and railroad service
 
Claremont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boone
 - Claremont had a post office and railroad service
 
Clifftop   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boone
 - Clifftop had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clifty   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Boone
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Deitz   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Deitz was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Deitz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dempsey   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Dempsey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dimmock   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boone
 - Dimmock had railroad service and no post office
 
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East Sewell   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While East Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boone
 - East Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Edmond   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Boone
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Fayette   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boone
 - Fayette had railroad service and no post office
 
Fayetteville   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 2,772 people in 2017)
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fire Creek   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fire Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Fire Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
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Gatewood   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Boone
 - Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaymont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boone
 - Gaymont had railroad service and no post office
 
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Hawks Nest   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Hawks Nest had a post office and railroad service
 
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Keeneys Creek   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boone
 - Keeneys Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
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Lansing   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boone
 - Lansing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lookout   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Lookout had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Mountain Cove   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Mountain Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Nuttalburg   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nuttalburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 342 people
 - Nuttalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
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Oak Hill   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Ravenseye   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Ravenseye had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rush Run   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Rush Run was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boone
 - Rush Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russellville   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Russellville had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Sewell   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boone
 - Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Sunnyside   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sunnyside was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boone
 - Sunnyside had railroad service and no post office
 
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Thurmond   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boone
 - Thurmond had a post office and 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 Boone, 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 begins in Boone. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boone) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0340, Longitude: -81.0079     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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