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1890 Communities Near Canton ...

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 in 1895, Canton had a post office and no railroad service.

Arnettsville   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North (N) from Canton
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Arnettsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barrackville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Canton
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 1,311 people in 2016)
 - Barrackville had a post office and railroad service
 
Bentons Ferry   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Canton
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Bentons Ferry had a post office and railroad service
 
Brittain   (Taylor County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Brittain was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Canton
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Brittain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catawba   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Canton
 - Catawba had a post office and railroad service
 
Clinton Furnace   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Canton
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Clinton Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colfax   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Canton
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
 
Eldora   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Canton
 - Eldora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairmont   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Canton
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people (with 18,622 people in 2016)
 - Fairmont had a post office and railroad service
 
Forksburg   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Canton
 - Forksburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaston   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Canton
 - Gaston had railroad service and no post office
 
Gaston Junction   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Canton
 - Gaston Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Halleck   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Canton
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Halleck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hoodsville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canton
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Hoodsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hoult   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canton
 - Hoult had a post office and railroad service
 
Little Falls   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Canton
 - Little Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Lowsville   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Canton
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Lowsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monongah   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Canton
 - Monongah had a post office and railroad service
 
Montana   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canton
 - Montana had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Harmony   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Canton
 - Mount Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neel   (Marion County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Neel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Canton
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opekiska   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Canton
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Opekiska had a post office and railroad service
 
Palatine   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Canton
 - 1895 population of 860 people
 - Palatine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rivesville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canton
 - 1895 population of 165 people (with 934 people in 2016)
 - Rivesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samaria   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Canton
 - Samaria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thoburn   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Canton
 - Thoburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Falls   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Canton
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Valley Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Watson   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Canton
 - Watson had a post office and 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 Canton, 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 from Canton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Canton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4762, Longitude: -80.0817     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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