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1890 Communities Near Palace Valley ...

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, Palace Valley had a post office and no railroad service.

Alexander   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Palace Valley
 - Alexander had railroad service and no post office
 
Alton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Palace Valley
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
 
Arlington   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Palace Valley
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Arlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canaan   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Palace Valley
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cassity   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Palace Valley
 - Cassity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkwater   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Palace Valley
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Elkwater had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Palace Valley
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Florence was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Palace Valley
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
 
French Creek   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Palace Valley
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - French Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Palace Valley
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Helvetia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Palace Valley
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Helvetia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hemlock   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Palace Valley
 - Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Palace Valley
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huff   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huff was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Palace Valley
 - Huff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huttonsville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Palace Valley
 - 1895 population of 64 people (with 215 people in 2017)
 - Huttonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Head   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Palace Valley
 - Kanawha Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kedron   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Palace Valley
 - Kedron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lee Bell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Palace Valley
 - Lee Bell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mayton   (Webster County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mayton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Palace Valley
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Middle Fork   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Middle Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Palace Valley
 - 1895 population of 252 people
 - Middle Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Palace Valley
 - Pickens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Queens   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Palace Valley
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Queens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Cave   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Palace Valley
 - Rock Cave had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sago   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Palace Valley
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sago had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Run   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Palace Valley
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Sand Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selbyville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Palace Valley
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sellers   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sellers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Palace Valley
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallmansville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Palace Valley
 - Tallmansville 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 Palace Valley, 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 'point-to-point' distance from Palace Valley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palace Valley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palace Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7554, Longitude: -80.1573     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palace Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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