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1890 Communities Near Canterbury ...

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

Canada (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Canterbury
 - Canada had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapmanville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Canterbury
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clifford (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canterbury
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Clifford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cove Gap   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Canterbury
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Cove Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunlow   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canterbury
 - Dunlow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ferguson   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canterbury
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Ferguson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fourteen   (Lincoln County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fourteen was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Canterbury
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Fourteen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gulnare (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Canterbury
 - Gulnare had a post office and no railroad service
 
Inez (KY)   (Martin County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Canterbury
 - 1895 population of 108 people (with 643 people in 2017)
 - Inez had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kiahsville   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Canterbury
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Kiahsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kimper (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Canterbury
 - Kimper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Canterbury
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Man   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Canterbury
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maynard (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Maynard was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canterbury
 - Maynard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oilville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Canterbury
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peach Orchard (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Canterbury
 - Peach Orchard had a post office and railroad service
 
Phelps (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Canterbury
 - Phelps had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pilgrim (KY)   (Martin County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Canterbury
 - Pilgrim had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinsonfork (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Canterbury
 - Pinsonfork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richardson (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Canterbury
 - Richardson had a post office and railroad service
 
Rural (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Canterbury
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stonecoal   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Canterbury
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Stonecoal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thomas (KY)   (Floyd County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Canterbury
 - Thomas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warfield (KY)   (Martin County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Canterbury
 - 1895 population of 1,212 people (with 239 people in 2017)
 - Warfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zebulon (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Canterbury
 - Zebulon 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 Canterbury, 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 begins in Canterbury. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canterbury) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canterbury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8215, Longitude: -82.2568     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canterbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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