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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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Sand Fork had a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Sand Fork had a population of 151 people.

Alice   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sand Fork
 - Alice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alum Bridge   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Alum Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Aspinall   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Aspinall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bealls Mills   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Bealls Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bennett   (Gilmer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bennett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sand Fork
 - Bennett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnsville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 490 people in 2017)
 - Burnsville had no post office or railroad service
 
Cedarville   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapel   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Conings   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Conings had a post office and no railroad service
 
Copen   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Copen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coxs Mills   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sand Fork
 - Coxs Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cutlips   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Cutlips had a post office and no railroad service
 
De Kalb   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - De Kalb had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellis   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sand Fork
 - Ellis had a post office and no railroad service
 
German   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While German was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - German had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glenville   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 329 people (with 1,473 people in 2017)
 - Glenville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Heaters   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sand Fork
 - Heaters had a post office and railroad service
 
Hope   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sand Fork
 - Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyers   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sand Fork
 - Hyers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newberne   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Newberne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Normantown   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Normantown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rollyson   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sand Fork
 - Rollyson had a post office and railroad service
 
Stouts Mills   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Stouts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tanner   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 132 people
 - Tanner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Troy   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Sand Fork
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Troy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Truebada   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Sand Fork
 - Truebada had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vadis   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sand Fork
 - Vadis 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Sand Fork. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sand Fork) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sand Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sand Fork

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Fork. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9154, Longitude: -80.7477     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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