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1890 Communities Near Carbon ...

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

Acme   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carbon
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bandytown   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Carbon
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cirtsville   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carbon
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Creek   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Comfort   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Carbon
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crescent   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
Crown Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Carbon
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
 - decota had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deep Water   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dempsey   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Dempsey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carbon
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
Dry Creek   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eagle   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carbon
 - Eagle had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Carbon
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 336 people in 2016)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Jarrolds Valley   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Falls   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Kincaid   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Carbon
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matville   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carbon
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Mossy   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carbon
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Carbon   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 3,432 people
 - Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Nelson   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carbon
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roseville   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carbon
 - Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury 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 Carbon, 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' distance that stretches from Carbon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carbon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0196, Longitude: -81.4062     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carbon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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