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1890 Communities Near Saltpetre ...

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

Adams (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saltpetre
 - Adams had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buchanan (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Saltpetre
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Buchanan had a post office and railroad service
 
Busseyville (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Saltpetre
 - Busseyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catalpa (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Catalpa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Saltpetre
 - Catalpa had railroad service and no post office
 
Charley (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saltpetre
 - Charley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clifford (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Saltpetre
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Clifford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunlow   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Saltpetre
 - Dunlow had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Lynn   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saltpetre
 - East Lynn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Echo   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Saltpetre
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Effie   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saltpetre
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Effie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fallsburg (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Saltpetre
 - Fallsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ferguson   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Saltpetre
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Ferguson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Gay   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Saltpetre
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 673 people in 2017)
 - Fort Gay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fullers (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Saltpetre
 - Fullers had railroad service and no post office
 
Gallup (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Gallup was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saltpetre
 - Gallup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Genoa   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saltpetre
 - Genoa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Georges Creek (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saltpetre
 - Georges Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hubbardstown   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Saltpetre
 - Hubbardstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Irad (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Irad was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Saltpetre
 - Irad had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kiahsville   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Saltpetre
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Kiahsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Louisa (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Saltpetre
 - 1895 population of 834 people (with 2,412 people in 2017)
 - Louisa had a post office and railroad service
 
Maynard (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Maynard was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Saltpetre
 - Maynard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peach Orchard (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Saltpetre
 - Peach Orchard had a post office and railroad service
 
Richardson (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Saltpetre
 - Richardson had a post office and railroad service
 
Summit (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saltpetre
 - Summit had railroad service and no post office
 
Ulysses (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ulysses was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saltpetre
 - Ulysses had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walbridge (KY)   (Lawrence County (KY)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Walbridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Saltpetre
 - Walbridge 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 Saltpetre, 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 starting in Saltpetre. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saltpetre) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saltpetre. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0820, Longitude: -82.5474     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saltpetre have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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