RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Port Amherst, West Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other WV
Communities

1890 Communities Near Port Amherst ...

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

Aarons   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the North (N) from Port Amherst
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Port Amherst
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Charleston   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Port Amherst
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 47,929 people in 2017)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Port Amherst
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Coco   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Port Amherst
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comfort   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Port Amherst
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crown Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Port Amherst
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Port Amherst
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Dry Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Port Amherst
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Port Amherst
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Gazil   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Gazil was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Port Amherst
 - Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Port Amherst
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 325 people in 2017)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Jarrett   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Port Amherst
 - Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Port Amherst
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Kendalia   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Port Amherst
 - Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Legg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Port Amherst
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Mink   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Port Amherst
 - Mink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mound   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Port Amherst
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Odell   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Port Amherst
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Odell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Port Amherst
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Port Amherst
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Port Amherst
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rocky Fork   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Port Amherst
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Port Amherst
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Port Amherst
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Port Amherst
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Port Amherst
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Port Amherst
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



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 Port Amherst, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Port Amherst. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Port Amherst) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Amherst. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3098, Longitude: -81.5568     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Port Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation



 
 
 
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 13 Nov 2018
By John Hall