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1890 Communities Near Chapel ...

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 Chapel had a population of 23 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Bennett   (Gilmer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bennett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Chapel
 - Bennett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnsville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 496 people in 2016)
 - Burnsville had no post office or railroad service
 
Canfield   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chapel
 - Canfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedarville   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Copen   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Copen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Corley   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Corley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cutlips   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Cutlips had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flatwoods   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 277 people in 2016)
 - Flatwoods had a post office and railroad service
 
Frametown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Frametown had a post office and no railroad service
 
German   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While German was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - German had a post office and no railroad service
 
Heaters   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Chapel
 - Heaters had a post office and railroad service
 
Home   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hope   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Chapel
 - Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyers   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chapel
 - Hyers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Otter   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Little Otter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lloydsville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Lloydsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McNutt   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chapel
 - McNutt had railroad service and no post office
 
Normantown   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Normantown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Progress   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Progress was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chapel
 - Progress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rollyson   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chapel
 - Rollyson had a post office and railroad service
 
Rosedale   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Fork   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chapel
 - Sand Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sleith   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chapel
 - Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stouts Mills   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Stouts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sutton   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 276 people (with 1,033 people in 2016)
 - Sutton had a post office and railroad service
 
Twistville   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Twistville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Chapel
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Twistville 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 Chapel, 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 starting in Chapel. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chapel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7476, Longitude: -80.8048     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chapel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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