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1890 Communities Near Charleston ...

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 Charleston had a population of 6,742 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Charleston had a population of 47,929 people.

Aarons   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Charleston
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Charleston
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Coco   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Charleston
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Charleston
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Charleston
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Jarrett   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Charleston
 - Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Charleston
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Legg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Charleston
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malden   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Mink   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Charleston
 - Mink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mound   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Charleston
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Poca   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Charleston
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raymond City   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Rocky Fork   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Charleston
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Albans   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Scary   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Charleston
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sissonville   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Sissonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Charleston
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Charleston
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Tornado   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Charleston
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Charleston
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Charleston
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office

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The official website for Charleston: www.cityofcharleston.org/

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



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 Charleston, 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 Charleston. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Charleston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Charleston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charleston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3492, Longitude: -81.6298     [Map].

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