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1890 Communities Near Chestnut Knob ...

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

Ballard   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Ballard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluff City (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Bluff City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cashmere   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chestnut Knob
 - Cashmere had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cloverdale   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chestnut Knob
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crumps Bottom   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crumps Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunns   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Dunns had a post office and no railroad service
 
East River   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While East River was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - East River had a post office and railroad service
 
Elgood   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chestnut Knob
 - Elgood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glen Lyn (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Glen Lyn had a post office and railroad service
 
Indian Mills   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chestnut Knob
 - Indian Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ingleside   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Ingleside had a post office and railroad service
 
Kimballton (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Kimballton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lurich (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chestnut Knob
 - Lurich had railroad service and no post office
 
Mercers Saltworks   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mercers Saltworks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chestnut Knob
 - Mercers Saltworks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Narrows (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 1,960 people in 2017)
 - Narrows had railroad service and no post office
 
Neponset   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chestnut Knob
 - Neponset had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakvale   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chestnut Knob
 - Oakvale had railroad service and no post office
 
Pearisburg (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 341 people (with 2,661 people in 2017)
 - Pearisburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peterstown   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 400 people (with 636 people in 2017)
 - Peterstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pipestem   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chestnut Knob
 - Pipestem had a post office and no railroad service
 
Princeton   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 320 people (with 5,822 people in 2017)
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prospectdale (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chestnut Knob
 - Prospectdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripplemead (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Ripplemead had a post office and railroad service
 
Shumate (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chestnut Knob
 - Shumate had railroad service and no post office
 
Spanishburg   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Spanishburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thessalia (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Thessalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
True   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - True had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warford   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Warford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Chestnut Knob
 - Warford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Willowton   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chestnut Knob
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Willowton 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 Chestnut Knob, 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 starting in Chestnut Knob. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chestnut Knob) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chestnut Knob. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4060, Longitude: -80.9062     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chestnut Knob have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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