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1890 Communities Near Chesapeake ...

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

Acme   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chesapeake
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Chesapeake
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Charleston   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chesapeake
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 47,929 people in 2017)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chesapeake
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Coco   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chesapeake
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comfort   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chesapeake
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crescent   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chesapeake
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
Crown Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chesapeake
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chesapeake
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Dry Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chesapeake
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
Eagle   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chesapeake
 - Eagle had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Chesapeake
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chesapeake
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 325 people in 2017)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chesapeake
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Malden   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Chesapeake
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chesapeake
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Mound   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chesapeake
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Nelson   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chesapeake
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chesapeake
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chesapeake
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chesapeake
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chesapeake
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chesapeake
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chesapeake
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Chesapeake
 - 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 Chesapeake, 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 that starts in Chesapeake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chesapeake) 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 Chesapeake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chesapeake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chesapeake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2231, Longitude: -81.5362     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chesapeake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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