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The location of Sand Fork

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1890 Communities Near Sand Fork ...

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

Birch River   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the East (E) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Birch River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elmira   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Elmira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enon   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Enon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frametown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Frametown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilboa   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sand Fork
 - Gilboa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gould   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sand Fork
 - Gould had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrison   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sand Fork
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herold   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sand Fork
 - Herold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hookersville   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Hookersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ira   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sand Fork
 - Ira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lizemores   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sand Fork
 - Lizemores had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Sand Fork
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Muddlety   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sand Fork
 - Muddlety had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newton   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oka   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sand Fork
 - Oka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pigeon   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sand Fork
 - Pigeon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Procious   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Sand Fork
 - Procious had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sleith   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sand Fork
 - Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stinson   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sand Fork
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strange Creek   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Strange Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tipton   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Sand Fork
 - Tipton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Twistville   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Twistville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Twistville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Fork   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sand Fork
 - Valley Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wattsville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sand Fork
 - Wattsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zela   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Zela 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 Sand Fork, 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 stretches from Sand Fork. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sand Fork) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Fork. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4673, Longitude: -81.0059     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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