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1890 Communities Near Chemical ...

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

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Alexander   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chemical
 - Alexander had railroad service and no post office
 
Alton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chemical
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
 
Arlington   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chemical
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Arlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Boyd   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Boyd was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chemical
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Canaan   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chemical
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cassity   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chemical
 - Cassity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chemical
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Duffy   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Chemical
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Duffy had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Evergreen   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Chemical
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Florence   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Florence was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Chemical
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
 
French Creek   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chemical
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - French Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frenchton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chemical
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Frenchton had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Gaines   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chemical
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Hacker Valley   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chemical
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hacker Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Helvetia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chemical
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Helvetia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hemlock   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chemical
 - Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hinkleville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Chemical
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Hinkleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chemical
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Kanawha Head   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Chemical
 - Kanawha Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kedron   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chemical
 - Kedron had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Little Wildcat   (Lewis County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Little Wildcat was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Chemical
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Little Wildcat had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Mayton   (Webster County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mayton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chemical
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Palace Valley   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Chemical
 - Palace Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Chemical
 - Pickens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pugh   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chemical
 - Pugh had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Queens   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chemical
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Queens had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Rock Cave   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chemical
 - Rock Cave had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Sago   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Chemical
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sago had a post office and railroad service
 
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Sellers   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sellers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chemical
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Tallmansville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chemical
 - Tallmansville 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 Chemical, 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 Chemical. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chemical) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chemical. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7598, Longitude: -80.2351     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chemical have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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