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1890 Communities Near Carbondale ...

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

Ansted   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carbondale
 - Ansted had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beckwith   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carbondale
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Beckwith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belva   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Carbondale
 - Belva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carbondale
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Carbondale
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotton Hill   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carbondale
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Cotton Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Crescent   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Carbondale
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
Crown Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Carbondale
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Deep Water   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carbondale
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dempsey   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carbondale
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Dempsey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dixie   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carbondale
 - Dixie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Carbondale
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
Eagle   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Carbondale
 - Eagle had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carbondale
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Gauley   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carbondale
 - Gauley had railroad service and no post office
 
Gauley Bridge   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carbondale
 - 1895 population of 180 people (with 570 people in 2017)
 - Gauley Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Carbondale
 - 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 East Southeast (ESE) from Carbondale
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Hawks Nest had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha Falls   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carbondale
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Kendalia   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Carbondale
 - Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kincaid   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Carbondale
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Carbondale
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Carbon   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carbondale
 - 1895 population of 3,432 people
 - Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Pond Gap   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Carbondale
 - Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Carbondale
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Carbondale
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spangler   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Carbondale
 - Spangler 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 Carbondale, 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 Carbondale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carbondale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbondale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1862, Longitude: -81.2993     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carbondale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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