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1890 Communities Near East Salem ...

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

Adamston   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the East (E) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 55 people
 - Adamston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avon   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from East Salem
 - Avon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Benson   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Benson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Isaac   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Big Isaac had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blandville   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Blandville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Center Point   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from East Salem
 - Center Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coldwater   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Coldwater had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dola   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from East Salem
 - Dola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flint   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from East Salem
 - Flint had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goodhope   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Goodhope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarvisville   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Jarvisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kincheloe   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Kincheloe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Long Run   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 119 people
 - Long Run had a post office and railroad service
 
Marshville   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Marshville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Miletus   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Miletus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morgansville   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Morgansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Milton   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - New Milton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Olive   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Olive had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reynoldsville   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from East Salem
 - Reynoldsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roberts   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from East Salem
 - Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
 
Salem   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 310 people (with 1,492 people in 2017)
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
 
Sardis   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Sardis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sedalia   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Sedalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wallace   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Wallace had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Milford   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 609 people in 2017)
 - West Milford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilsonburg   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Wilsonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Wolf Summit   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Wolf Summit had a post office and railroad service
 
Zinnia   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from East Salem
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Zinnia had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/



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 East Salem, 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 stretches from East Salem. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- East Salem) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Salem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2890, Longitude: -80.5362     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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