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1890 Communities Near Boyd ...

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>


Boyd itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

Alexander   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boyd
 - Alexander had railroad service and no post office
 
Alton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
 
Arlington   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Arlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arnold   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boyd
 - Arnold had a post office and railroad service
 
Bulltown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bulltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canaan   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boyd
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crawford   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boyd
 - Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duffy   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Duffy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Boyd
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Falls Mill   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Boyd
 - Falls Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
French Creek   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - French Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frenchton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Frenchton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boyd
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hettie   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boyd
 - Hettie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hinkleville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Hinkleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ireland   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Ireland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonville   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Jacksonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Head   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Boyd
 - Kanawha Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Wildcat   (Lewis County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Little Wildcat was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Little Wildcat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milroy   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boyd
 - Milroy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roanoke   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
 
Rock Cave   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Boyd
 - Rock Cave had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vandalia   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Boyd
 - Vandalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walkersville   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boyd
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Walkersville 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 Boyd, 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 from Boyd. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boyd) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boyd. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8362, Longitude: -80.3926     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boyd have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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