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1890 Communities Near Pickens ...

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, Pickens had a post office and no railroad service.

Alexander   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the North (N) from Pickens
 - Alexander had railroad service and no post office
 
Alton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Pickens
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
 
Arlington   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pickens
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Arlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bergoo   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pickens
 - Bergoo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bernardstown   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pickens
 - Bernardstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Spring   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pickens
 - Blue Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canaan   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pickens
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pickens
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkwater   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Pickens
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Elkwater had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - florence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pickens
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hacker Valley   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Pickens
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hacker Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Helvetia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Pickens
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Helvetia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hemlock   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pickens
 - Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pickens
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jumbo   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pickens
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Head   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pickens
 - Kanawha Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lee Bell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Pickens
 - 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pickens
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monterville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pickens
 - Monterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palace Valley   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pickens
 - Palace Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pugh   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Pickens
 - Pugh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selbyville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pickens
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Valley Head   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pickens
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Valley Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodzell   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pickens
 - Woodzell 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 Pickens, 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 starting from Pickens. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pickens) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6551, Longitude: -80.2117     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pickens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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