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1890 Communities Near Bright ...

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

Amma   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bright
 - Amma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beech   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bright
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Beech had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buffalolick   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Buffalolick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bright
 - Buffalolick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clendenin   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bright
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,142 people in 2017)
 - Clendenin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clio   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bright
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gandeeville   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bright
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Gandeeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kester   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kester was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Bright
 - Kester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linden   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Bright
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Linden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Looneyville   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bright
 - 1895 population of 41 people
 - Looneyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Bright
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minnora   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bright
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Minnora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newton   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bright
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oka   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bright
 - Oka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Osbornes Mills   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bright
 - Osbornes Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pigeon   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bright
 - Pigeon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pink   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Bright
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Pink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Procious   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Bright
 - Procious had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roxalana   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bright
 - Roxalana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Schilling   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bright
 - Schilling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Speed   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bright
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stinson   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bright
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Fork   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bright
 - Valley Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bright
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walton   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Bright
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Walton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wellford   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bright
 - Wellford 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 Bright, 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 starting in Bright. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bright) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bright. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6259, Longitude: -81.2346     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bright have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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