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1890 Communities Near Bower ...

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

Alice   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bower
 - Alice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Aspinall   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Aspinall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bealls Mills   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Bealls Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bennett   (Gilmer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bennett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bower
 - Bennett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bulltown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bulltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnsville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 490 people in 2017)
 - Burnsville had no post office or railroad service
 
Cedarville   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapel   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Copen   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Copen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Corley   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Corley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cutlips   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Cutlips had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellis   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Bower
 - Ellis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Falls Mill   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bower
 - Falls Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flatwoods   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 270 people in 2017)
 - Flatwoods had a post office and railroad service
 
German   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While German was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - German had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glenville   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 329 people (with 1,473 people in 2017)
 - Glenville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Heaters   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bower
 - Heaters had a post office and railroad service
 
Home   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hope   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bower
 - Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyers   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bower
 - Hyers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lloydsville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Lloydsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Progress   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Progress was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bower
 - Progress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rollyson   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bower
 - Rollyson had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Fork   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bower
 - Sand Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stouts Mills   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bower
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Stouts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Truebada   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bower
 - Truebada had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Braxton County

About West Virginia

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bower. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8584, Longitude: -80.7198     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bower have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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