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1890 Communities Near Chelyan ...

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

Acme   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the South (S) from Chelyan
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chelyan
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Charleston   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chelyan
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 49,138 people in 2016)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chelyan
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Comfort   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chelyan
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crescent   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Chelyan
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
Crown Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Chelyan
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Decota   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chelyan
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Decota had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deep Water   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chelyan
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Chelyan
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
Eagle   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chelyan
 - Eagle had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chelyan
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Chelyan
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 336 people in 2016)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chelyan
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Kendalia   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chelyan
 - Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malden   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chelyan
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Chelyan
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Carbon   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chelyan
 - 1895 population of 3,432 people
 - Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Nelson   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chelyan
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chelyan
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pond Gap   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chelyan
 - Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chelyan
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chelyan
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Chelyan
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chelyan
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spangler   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chelyan
 - Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Chelyan
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chelyan
 - Winifrede Junction 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 Chelyan, 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 Chelyan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chelyan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chelyan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1954, Longitude: -81.4909     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chelyan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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