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1890 Communities Near Caretta ...

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

Algoma   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Caretta
 - Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bailey (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Caretta
 - Bailey had railroad service and no post office
 
Baileysville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Caretta
 - Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bearwallow (VA)   (Buchanan County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Caretta
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bearwallow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bradshaw   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Caretta
 - Bradshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Bluff (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Caretta
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 1,025 people in 2017)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkhorn   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Caretta
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
 
Ennis   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Caretta
 - Ennis had a post office and railroad service
 
Five Oaks (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Caretta
 - Five Oaks had a post office and railroad service
 
Gap Store (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Caretta
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Gap Store had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gillespie (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Caretta
 - Gillespie had railroad service and no post office
 
Hanover   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Caretta
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harman (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Caretta
 - Harman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iaeger   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Caretta
 - 1895 population of 51 people (with 255 people in 2017)
 - Iaeger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kyle   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Caretta
 - Kyle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lincoln   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Caretta
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maxwell (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Caretta
 - Maxwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Maybeury   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Caretta
 - 1895 population of 875 people
 - Maybeury had railroad service and no post office
 
Pisgah (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Caretta
 - Pisgah had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Caretta
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powhatan   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Caretta
 - Powhatan had a post office and railroad service
 
Sayersville (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Caretta
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Sayersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shraders (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Caretta
 - 1895 population of 8 people
 - Shraders had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springville (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Caretta
 - Springville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Switchback   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Caretta
 - Switchback had railroad service and no post office
 
Wittens Mills (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Caretta
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Wittens Mills 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 Caretta, 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 starting in Caretta. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Caretta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caretta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3357, Longitude: -81.6729     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caretta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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