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1890 Communities Near Peterson ...

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

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Alkires Mills   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Alkires Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alum Bridge   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Alum Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arnold   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Peterson
 - Arnold had a post office and railroad service
 
Aspinall   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Aspinall had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Bealls Mills   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Bealls Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyd   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Boyd was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Peterson
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bulltown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bulltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnsville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 490 people in 2017)
 - Burnsville had no post office or railroad service
 
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Camden   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Camden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Copen   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Copen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Corley   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Corley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crawford   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Peterson
 - Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Deanville   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Peterson
 - Deanville had railroad service and no post office
 
Duffy   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Duffy had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Ellis   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Peterson
 - Ellis had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Falls Mill   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Peterson
 - Falls Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frenchton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Frenchton had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Heaters   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Peterson
 - Heaters had a post office and railroad service
 
Hettie   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Peterson
 - Hettie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horner   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Peterson
 - Horner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyers   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Peterson
 - Hyers had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Ireland   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Ireland had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Jacksonville   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Jacksonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Little Wildcat   (Lewis County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Little Wildcat was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Little Wildcat had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Milroy   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Peterson
 - Milroy had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Roanoke   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
 
Rock Cave   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Peterson
 - Rock Cave had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rollyson   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Peterson
 - Rollyson had a post office and railroad service
 
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Sand Fork   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Peterson
 - Sand Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stouts Mills   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Stouts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Vandalia   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Peterson
 - Vandalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Walkersville   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Walkersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weston   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Peterson
 - 1895 population of 2,143 people (with 3,971 people in 2017)
 - Weston 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 Peterson, 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 from Peterson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Peterson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peterson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8929, Longitude: -80.5395     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peterson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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