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1890 Communities Near Prairietown ...

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

Athalia (OH)   (Lawrence County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 199 people (with 361 people in 2017)
 - Athalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barboursville   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 452 people (with 4,217 people in 2017)
 - Barboursville had a post office and railroad service
 
Bartram   (Wayne County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bartram was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Bartram had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bowen   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bowen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cox Landing   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Cox Landing had a post office and railroad service
 
Culloden   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Culloden had a post office and railroad service
 
Fudges Creek   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Fudges Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilkerson   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Gilkerson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Griffithsville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guyandotte   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 1,502 people
 - Guyandotte had a post office and railroad service
 
Hamlin   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 1,072 people in 2017)
 - Hamlin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hodges   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Prairietown
 - Hodges had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurricane   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,542 people in 2017)
 - Hurricane had a post office and railroad service
 
Jenks   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Prairietown
 - Jenks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lesage   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Lesage had railroad service and no post office
 
Milton   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 548 people (with 2,612 people in 2017)
 - Milton had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Olive   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Prairietown
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
 
Myra   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Myra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nye   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Prairietown
 - Nye had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ona   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Ona had a post office and railroad service
 
Portersville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Prairietown
 - Portersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Proctorville (OH)   (Lawrence County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 480 people (with 550 people in 2017)
 - Proctorville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sarah   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Prairietown
 - Sarah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheridan   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Prairietown
 - Sheridan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swann   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Prairietown
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Swann had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sweetland   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Prairietown
 - Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Teays   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Prairietown
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilson   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Prairietown
 - Wilson 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 Prairietown, 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 that begins in Prairietown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prairietown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairietown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3468, Longitude: -82.1751     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prairietown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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