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1890 Communities Near Porterwood ...

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

Alpena   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Porterwood
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Alpena had a post office and no railroad service
 
Auvil   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Porterwood
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Auvil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bretz   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Porterwood
 - Bretz had a post office and railroad service
 
Coketon   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Porterwood
 - Coketon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dryfork   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Porterwood
 - Dryfork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Faulkner   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Porterwood
 - Faulkner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flora   (Barbour County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Flora was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Porterwood
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Flora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilman   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Porterwood
 - Gilman had railroad service and no post office
 
Hannahsville   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Porterwood
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Hannahsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hendricks   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Porterwood
 - 1895 population of 212 people (with 257 people in 2017)
 - Hendricks had a post office and railroad service
 
Huffman   (Barbour County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huffman was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Porterwood
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kalamazoo   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Porterwood
 - Kalamazoo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kerens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Porterwood
 - Kerens had a post office and railroad service
 
Kirt   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Porterwood
 - Kirt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lead Mine   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Porterwood
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Lead Mine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leadsville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Porterwood
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Leadsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meadowville   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Porterwood
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Meadowville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montrose   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Porterwood
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 154 people in 2017)
 - Montrose had a post office and railroad service
 
Parsons   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Porterwood
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,415 people in 2017)
 - Parsons had a post office and railroad service
 
Pettit   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pettit was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Porterwood
 - Pettit had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Run   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Porterwood
 - Pleasant Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint George   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Porterwood
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Saint George had a post office and no railroad service
 
Texas   (Tucker County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Texas was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Porterwood
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thomas   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Porterwood
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 556 people in 2017)
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Valley Furnace   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Porterwood
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Valley Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whyte   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Porterwood
 - Whyte had railroad service and no post office

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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 Porterwood, 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 Porterwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Porterwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porterwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0698, Longitude: -79.6981     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Porterwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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