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1890 Communities Near Cheat Junction ...

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

Alpena   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Alpena had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belington   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 1,864 people in 2017)
 - Belington had a post office and railroad service
 
Beverly   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 343 people (with 675 people in 2017)
 - Beverly had a post office and railroad service
 
Cassity   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Cheat Junction
 - Cassity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Circleville   (Pendleton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Circleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Run   (Pendleton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Dry Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dryfork   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cheat Junction
 - Dryfork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkins   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 737 people (with 7,047 people in 2017)
 - Elkins had a post office and railroad service
 
Elkwater   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Elkwater had a post office and no railroad service
 
Faulkner   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Cheat Junction
 - Faulkner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilman   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cheat Junction
 - Gilman had railroad service and no post office
 
Glady   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Glady had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huff   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huff was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Cheat Junction
 - Huff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huttonsville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 64 people (with 215 people in 2017)
 - Huttonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Job   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cheat Junction
 - Job had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kerens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Cheat Junction
 - Kerens had a post office and railroad service
 
Kingsville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Kingsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leadsville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Leadsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lee Bell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cheat Junction
 - Lee Bell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macksville   (Pendleton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Macksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Middle Fork   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Middle Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 252 people
 - Middle Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montrose   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Cheat Junction
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 154 people in 2017)
 - Montrose had a post office and railroad service
 
Osceola   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cheat Junction
 - Osceola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pettit   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pettit was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Cheat Junction
 - Pettit had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Run   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Cheat Junction
 - Pleasant Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talbott   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cheat Junction
 - Talbott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whyte   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cheat Junction
 - Whyte had railroad service and no post office

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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 Cheat Junction, 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' distance that starts in Cheat Junction. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cheat Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheat Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7948, Longitude: -79.7545     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cheat Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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