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1890 Communities Near Bowen ...

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 Bowen had a population of 76 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Barboursville   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 452 people (with 4,262 people in 2016)
 - Barboursville had a post office and railroad service
 
Bartram   (Wayne County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bartram was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Bartram had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bradrick (OH)   (Lawrence County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Bradrick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burlington (OH)   (Lawrence County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 382 people
 - Burlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Centerville   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Centerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cox Landing   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Cox Landing had a post office and railroad service
 
Dickson   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Bowen
 - Dickson had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Lynn   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bowen
 - East Lynn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Echo   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bowen
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fudges Creek   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Fudges Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilkerson   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Gilkerson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guyandotte   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 1,502 people
 - Guyandotte had a post office and railroad service
 
Hodges   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bowen
 - Hodges had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howell (OH)   (Lawrence County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bowen
 - Howell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huntington   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 10,108 people (with 48,113 people in 2016)
 - Huntington had a post office and railroad service
 
Lockwood (KY)   (Boyd County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Bowen
 - Lockwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Ona   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Ona had a post office and railroad service
 
Portersville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Bowen
 - Portersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Proctorville (OH)   (Lawrence County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 480 people (with 556 people in 2016)
 - Proctorville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockwood (OH)   (Lawrence County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sarah   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bowen
 - Sarah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheridan   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bowen
 - Sheridan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shoals   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bowen
 - Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sybene (OH)   (Lawrence County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bowen
 - Sybene had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilson   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Bowen
 - Wilson 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 Bowen, 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 begins in Bowen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3062, Longitude: -82.3432     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bowen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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