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1890 Communities Near Chestnut ...

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

Ambrosia   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chestnut
 - Ambrosia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Angerona   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Angerona had a post office and railroad service
 
Antiquity (OH)   (Meigs County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 71 people
 - Antiquity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Apple Grove (OH)   (Meigs County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arbuckle   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Arbuckle had a post office and railroad service
 
Baden   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chestnut
 - Baden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beech Hill   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Beech Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Brighton   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chestnut
 - Brighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Cottageville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Cottageville had a post office and railroad service
 
Couch   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chestnut
 - Couch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evans   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Chestnut
 - Evans had a post office and railroad service
 
Flatrock   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Flatrock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gunville   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chestnut
 - Gunville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huntsville   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huntsville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Chestnut
 - Huntsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leon   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 242 people (with 156 people in 2016)
 - Leon had a post office and railroad service
 
Letart   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Letart had a post office and railroad service
 
Letart Falls (OH)   (Meigs County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Letart Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millwood   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Millwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plants (OH)   (Meigs County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Plants had a post office and no railroad service
 
Providence   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chestnut
 - Providence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine (OH)   (Meigs County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 820 people (with 658 people in 2016)
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley Landing   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Ripley Landing had railroad service and no post office
 
Rollins   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chestnut
 - Rollins had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sassafras   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chestnut
 - Sassafras had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saxon (OH)   (Meigs County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Saxon had a post office and no railroad service
 
School House   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While School House was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - School House had a post office and railroad service
 
Southside   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chestnut
 - Southside had a post office and no railroad service
 
Willow Grove   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Willow Grove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chestnut
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Willow Grove had a post office and 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, 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chestnut) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chestnut. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8390, Longitude: -81.9221     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chestnut have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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