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1890 Communities Near Sanford ...

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

Arnettsville   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sanford
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Arnettsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barrackville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sanford
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 1,311 people in 2016)
 - Barrackville had a post office and railroad service
 
Bentons Ferry   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sanford
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Bentons Ferry had a post office and railroad service
 
Canton   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sanford
 - Canton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catawba   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Sanford
 - Catawba had a post office and railroad service
 
Colfax   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Sanford
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairmont   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sanford
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people (with 18,622 people in 2016)
 - Fairmont had a post office and railroad service
 
Farmington   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Sanford
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 374 people in 2016)
 - Farmington had a post office and railroad service
 
Forksburg   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sanford
 - Forksburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaston   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sanford
 - Gaston had railroad service and no post office
 
Gaston Junction   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sanford
 - Gaston Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Georgetown   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sanford
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Georgetown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hagans   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Sanford
 - Hagans had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hoodsville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sanford
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Hoodsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - hoult had a post office and railroad service
 
Lowsville   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sanford
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Lowsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monongah   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sanford
 - Monongah had a post office and railroad service
 
 - montana had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Harmony   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sanford
 - Mount Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opekiska   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sanford
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Opekiska had a post office and railroad service
 
Palatine   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sanford
 - 1895 population of 860 people
 - Palatine had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - rivesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samaria   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sanford
 - Samaria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thoburn   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sanford
 - Thoburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upton   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sanford
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Watson   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sanford
 - Watson had a post office and 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 Sanford, 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 that begins in Sanford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sanford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5195, Longitude: -80.1270     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sanford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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