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1890 Communities Near Cheat Lake ...

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

Bald Hill (PA)   (Greene County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Bald Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bowlby   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cheat Lake
 - Bowlby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dellslow   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cheat Lake
 - Dellslow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dilliner (PA)   (Greene County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cheat Lake
 - Dilliner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunkard (PA)   (Greene County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Dunkard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Easton   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fayette (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cheat Lake
 - Fayette had railroad service and no post office
 
Haydentown (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cheat Lake
 - Haydentown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herring   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cheat Lake
 - Herring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hudson   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cheat Lake
 - Hudson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laurel Point   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Laurel Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maidsville   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Maidsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mapletown (PA)   (Greene County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 134 people
 - Mapletown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Masontown   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 544 people in 2017)
 - Masontown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morgantown   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 1,011 people (with 30,547 people in 2017)
 - Morgantown had a post office and railroad service
 
Morris Crossroads (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 162 people
 - Morris Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Geneva (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 299 people
 - New Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Old Frame (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Old Frame had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Point Marion (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 1,117 people in 2017)
 - Point Marion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Randall   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Randall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Rockville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stewartstown   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Stewartstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Uffington   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Uffington had a post office and railroad service
 
Wiley (PA)   (Greene County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winstead (PA)   (Fayette County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cheat Lake
 - Winstead had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.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 Cheat Lake, 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 from Cheat Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cheat Lake) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheat Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6720, Longitude: -79.8534     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cheat Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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