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1890 Communities Near Oxbow ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Oxbow had a post office and no railroad service.

Big Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Big Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bigbend   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Bigbend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burning Springs   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 542 people
 - Burning Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnt House   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oxbow
 - Burnt House had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cairo   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 425 people (with 262 people in 2017)
 - Cairo had a post office and railroad service
 
Cantwell   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Oxbow
 - Cantwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cisco   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oxbow
 - Cisco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cokeleys   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oxbow
 - Cokeleys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornwallis   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Cornwallis had a post office and railroad service
 
Creston   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Creston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deerwalk   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Deerwalk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eaton   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Oxbow
 - Eaton had railroad service and no post office
 
Elizabeth   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 710 people (with 827 people in 2017)
 - Elizabeth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evelyn   (Wirt County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Evelyn was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Evelyn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Freed   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oxbow
 - Freed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Freeport   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Freeport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goffs   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Goffs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrisville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,740 people in 2017)
 - Harrisville had railroad service and no post office
 
Hartley   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Oxbow
 - Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hazelgreen   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 4 people
 - Hazelgreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leachtown   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Leachtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Munday   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Oxbow
 - Munday had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newark   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Newark had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nobe   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oxbow
 - Nobe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nutter Farm   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Oxbow
 - Nutter Farm had a post office and no railroad service
 
Petroleum   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Petroleum had a post office and railroad service
 
Rusk   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oxbow
 - Rusk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slate   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Slate had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Smithville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walker   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oxbow
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Walker 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 Oxbow, 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 beginning in Oxbow. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oxbow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oxbow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0940, Longitude: -81.2115     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oxbow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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