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1890 Communities Near Perkins ...

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

Arnoldsburg   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the West (W) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Arnoldsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bennett   (Gilmer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bennett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Perkins
 - Bennett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedarville   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapel   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Copen   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Copen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cutlips   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Cutlips had a post office and no railroad service
 
De Kalb   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - De Kalb had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elmira   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Elmira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frametown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Frametown had a post office and no railroad service
 
German   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While German was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - German had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glenville   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 329 people (with 1,473 people in 2017)
 - Glenville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henrietta   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Perkins
 - Henrietta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Home   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hope   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Perkins
 - Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Otter   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Little Otter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Perkins
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minnora   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Minnora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Zion   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Perkins
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Normantown   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Normantown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Progress   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Progress was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Perkins
 - Progress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosedale   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sleith   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Perkins
 - Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Staten   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Perkins
 - Staten had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stinson   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Perkins
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stumptown   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Perkins
 - Stumptown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sycamore   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Perkins
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Sycamore 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 Perkins, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Perkins. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Perkins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perkins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7845, Longitude: -80.9259     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Perkins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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