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1890 Communities Near Cambria ...

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

Albion   (Nicholas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Albion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cambria
 - Albion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ansted   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cambria
 - Ansted had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beckwith   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cambria
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Beckwith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belva   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Cambria
 - Belva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cotton Hill   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cambria
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Cotton Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Crescent   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cambria
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
Deep Water   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cambria
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dixie   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cambria
 - Dixie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eagle   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cambria
 - Eagle had a post office and railroad service
 
Gauley   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Cambria
 - Gauley had railroad service and no post office
 
Gauley Bridge   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Cambria
 - 1895 population of 180 people (with 570 people in 2017)
 - Gauley Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaymont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cambria
 - Gaymont had railroad service and no post office
 
Gazil   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Gazil was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cambria
 - Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cambria
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 325 people in 2017)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Hawks Nest   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cambria
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Hawks Nest had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha Falls   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Cambria
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Kendalia   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cambria
 - Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leander   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cambria
 - Leander had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lizemores   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cambria
 - Lizemores had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cambria
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Carbon   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cambria
 - 1895 population of 3,432 people
 - Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Mulvane   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mulvane was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cambria
 - Mulvane had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pond Gap   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cambria
 - Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spangler   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cambria
 - Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tipton   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Cambria
 - Tipton 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 Cambria, 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 Cambria. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cambria) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cambria. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2654, Longitude: -81.1996     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cambria have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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