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1890 Communities Near Brooks ...

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 Brooks had a population of 38 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

Bargers Springs   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Bargers Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buck   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brooks
 - Buck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayton   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Clayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crickmer   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Crickmer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crow   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brooks
 - Crow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellison   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elton   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forest Hill   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Forest Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glade   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brooks
 - Glade had railroad service and no post office
 
Grassy Meadows   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brooks
 - Grassy Meadows had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Sulphur Springs   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Green Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hilldale   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brooks
 - Hilldale had railroad service and no post office
 
Hinton   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 2,570 people (with 2,469 people in 2016)
 - Hinton had a post office and railroad service
 
Jumping Branch   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 95 people
 - Jumping Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawn   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Lawn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowell   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Lowell had a post office and railroad service
 
New Richmond   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While New Richmond was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 88 people
 - New Richmond had a post office and railroad service
 
Packs Ferry   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Brooks
 - Packs Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riffe   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brooks
 - Riffe had railroad service and no post office
 
Sandstone   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Brooks
 - Sandstone had railroad service and no post office
 
Santifee   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Santifee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Brooks
 - Santifee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shady Spring   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Shady Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Dale   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brooks
 - Spring Dale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talcott   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 288 people
 - Talcott had a post office and railroad service
 
True   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brooks
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - True had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wiggins   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brooks
 - Wiggins 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 Brooks, 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 starts in Brooks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brooks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7243, Longitude: -80.8865     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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