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1890 Communities Near Ryan ...

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, Ryan had a post office and no railroad service.

Aarons   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ryan
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belgrove   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ryan
 - Belgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blundon   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ryan
 - Blundon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buffalolick   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Buffalolick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ryan
 - Buffalolick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carney   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Carney was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ryan
 - Carney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cicerone   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ryan
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Cicerone had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarence   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Ryan
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clio   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ryan
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
 
Countsville   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ryan
 - Countsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flatfork   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ryan
 - Flatfork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gandeeville   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ryan
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Gandeeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gay   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ryan
 - Gay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goldtown   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ryan
 - Goldtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Higby   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Higby was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ryan
 - Higby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Island Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ryan
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Island Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kenna   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ryan
 - Kenna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kentuck   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Ryan
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kester   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kester was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Ryan
 - Kester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kettle   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ryan
 - Kettle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Looneyville   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Ryan
 - 1895 population of 41 people
 - Looneyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mattie   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mattie was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Ryan
 - Mattie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Knob   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ryan
 - Red Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Speed   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ryan
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Statts Mills   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ryan
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Statts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walton   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Ryan
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Walton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wellford   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ryan
 - Wellford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodyard   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Woodyard was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ryan
 - Woodyard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zona   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Ryan
 - Zona 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 Ryan, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Ryan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ryan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ryan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6426, Longitude: -81.4729     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ryan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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