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1890 Communities Near Sandy ...

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

Aarons   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sandy
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
 
Apgah   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Apgah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Sandy
 - Apgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blundon   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Sandy
 - Blundon 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sandy
 - Carney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Charleston   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sandy
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 47,929 people in 2017)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Clendenin   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sandy
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,142 people in 2017)
 - Clendenin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coco   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Sandy
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sandy
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Gazil   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Gazil was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Sandy
 - Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Island Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Sandy
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Island Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrett   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sandy
 - Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sandy
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Kendalia   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sandy
 - Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kettle   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Sandy
 - Kettle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Legg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sandy
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malden   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sandy
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Mink   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sandy
 - Mink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mound   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sandy
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Odell   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sandy
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Odell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sandy
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rocky Fork   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sandy
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sissonville   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sandy
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Sissonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sandy
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sandy
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Wellford   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sandy
 - Wellford had a post office and no railroad service

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Communities in West Virginia

About Kanawha County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



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 Sandy, 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 starting in Sandy. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sandy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4093, Longitude: -81.5110     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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