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1890 Communities Near Petroleum ...

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 Petroleum had a population of 105 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

Borland   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North (N) from Petroleum
 - Borland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cairo   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 425 people (with 262 people in 2017)
 - Cairo had a post office and railroad service
 
Calcutta   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Petroleum
 - Calcutta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cantwell   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Petroleum
 - Cantwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cisco   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Petroleum
 - Cisco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cluster   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Petroleum
 - Cluster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cokeleys   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Petroleum
 - Cokeleys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornwallis   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Cornwallis had a post office and railroad service
 
Dallison   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Petroleum
 - Dallison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deerwalk   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Deerwalk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eaton   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Petroleum
 - Eaton had railroad service and no post office
 
Elizabeth   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 710 people (with 827 people in 2017)
 - Elizabeth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Freeport   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Freeport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrisville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,740 people in 2017)
 - Harrisville had railroad service and no post office
 
Hartley   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Petroleum
 - Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horseneck   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Horseneck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leachtown   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Leachtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
League   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Petroleum
 - League had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lower Newport (OH)   (Washington County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Petroleum
 - Lower Newport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newark   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Newark had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nutter Farm   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Petroleum
 - Nutter Farm had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxbow   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Petroleum
 - Oxbow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Hill   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Petroleum
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rusk   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Petroleum
 - Rusk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Schultz   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Schultz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slate   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Slate had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallyho   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Tallyho had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walker   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Walker had a post office and railroad service
 
Waverly   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Petroleum
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
 
Willow Island   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Petroleum
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Willow Island 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 Petroleum, 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 Petroleum. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Petroleum) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petroleum. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1909, Longitude: -81.2684     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Petroleum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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