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1890 Communities Near Buckhannon ...

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 Buckhannon had a population of 1,403 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Buckhannon had a population of 5,529 people.

Aberdeen   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Aberdeen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alkires Mills   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Alkires Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Berlin   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Buckhannon
 - Berlin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Buckhannon
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
French Creek   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - French Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frenchton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Frenchton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hampton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 550 people
 - Hampton had railroad service and no post office
 
Hinkleville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Hinkleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horner   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Buckhannon
 - Horner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ivy   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Ivy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Johnstown   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Johnstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kedron   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Buckhannon
 - Kedron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kingsville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Kingsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lorentz   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Buckhannon
 - Lorentz had a post office and railroad service
 
Middle Fork   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Middle Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 252 people
 - Middle Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Overhill   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Buckhannon
 - Overhill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pecks Run   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Pecks Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Queens   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Queens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockford   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruraldale   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Ruraldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sago   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sago had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Run   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Sand Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sellers   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sellers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Buckhannon
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swamp Run   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Buckhannon
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Swamp Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talbott   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Buckhannon
 - Talbott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallmansville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Buckhannon
 - Tallmansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vandalia   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Buckhannon
 - Vandalia 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 Buckhannon, 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 that stretches from Buckhannon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buckhannon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buckhannon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buckhannon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckhannon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9941, Longitude: -80.2293     [Map].

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