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1890 Communities Near Carter ...

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

Alexander   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Carter
 - Alexander had railroad service and no post office
 
Alton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
 
Arlington   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Arlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyd   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Boyd was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Carter
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canaan   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Carter
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crawford   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carter
 - Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duffy   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Duffy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Carter
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
French Creek   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - French Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frenchton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Frenchton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Carter
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hampton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 550 people
 - Hampton had railroad service and no post office
 
Hemlock   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carter
 - Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hinkleville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Hinkleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ireland   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Ireland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ivy   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Ivy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Head   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Carter
 - Kanawha Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kedron   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Carter
 - Kedron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palace Valley   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carter
 - Palace Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Queens   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Queens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Cave   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Carter
 - Rock Cave had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sago   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sago had a post office and railroad service
 
Selbyville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sellers   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sellers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Carter
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallmansville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carter
 - Tallmansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vandalia   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Carter
 - Vandalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walkersville   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Carter
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Walkersville 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 Carter, 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 that stretches from Carter. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carter) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8445, Longitude: -80.2823     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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