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1890 Communities Near Braxton ...

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

Bennett   (Gilmer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bennett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Braxton
 - Bennett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bulltown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Braxton
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bulltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnsville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Braxton
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 496 people in 2016)
 - Burnsville had no post office or railroad service
 
Cedarville   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Braxton
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapel   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Braxton
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Copen   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Braxton
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Copen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Corley   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Braxton
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Corley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cutlips   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Braxton
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Cutlips had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellis   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Braxton
 - Ellis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Falls Mill   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Braxton
 - Falls Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flatwoods   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Braxton
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 277 people in 2016)
 - 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 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Braxton
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - German had a post office and no railroad service
 
Heaters   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Braxton
 - Heaters had a post office and railroad service
 
Home   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Braxton
 - 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Braxton
 - Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyers   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Braxton
 - Hyers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Otter   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Braxton
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Little Otter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lloydsville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Braxton
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Lloydsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McNutt   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Braxton
 - McNutt had railroad service and no post office
 
Newville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Braxton
 - Newville 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Braxton
 - Progress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rollyson   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Braxton
 - Rollyson had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Fork   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Braxton
 - Sand Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stouts Mills   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Braxton
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Stouts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sutton   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Braxton
 - 1895 population of 276 people (with 1,033 people in 2016)
 - Sutton had a post office and railroad service
 
Truebada   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Braxton
 - Truebada 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 Braxton, 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 stretches from Braxton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Braxton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Braxton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7895, Longitude: -80.7293     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Braxton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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