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1890 Communities Near Scotch Hill ...

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

Austen   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 269 people
 - Austen had a post office and railroad service
 
Brittain   (Taylor County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Brittain was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Brittain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cecil   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Cecil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etam   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Scotch Hill
 - Etam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evansville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fellowsville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Fellowsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fetterman   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 557 people
 - Fetterman had a post office and railroad service
 
Gladesville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Gladesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grafton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 3,159 people (with 5,077 people in 2017)
 - Grafton had a post office and railroad service
 
Halleck   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Halleck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howesville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Howesville had a post office and railroad service
 
Independence   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 273 people
 - Independence had a post office and railroad service
 
Irontown   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Irontown had a post office and railroad service
 
Jessop   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Scotch Hill
 - Jessop had railroad service and no post office
 
Kasson   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kasson had a post office and railroad service
 
Knottsville   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Knottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macomber   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Macomber had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marquess   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marquess had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neel   (Marion County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Neel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Scotch Hill
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 778 people (with 319 people in 2017)
 - Newburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Reedsville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 598 people in 2017)
 - Reedsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rowlesburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 560 people (with 577 people in 2017)
 - Rowlesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Sinclair   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Sinclair had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snider   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Scotch Hill
 - Snider had railroad service and no post office
 
Thornton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Thornton had a post office and railroad service
 
Tunnelton   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 172 people (with 298 people in 2017)
 - Tunnelton had a post office and railroad service
 
Webster   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Webster had a post office and railroad service
 
West End   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Scotch Hill
 - West End had railroad service and no post office
 
West Grafton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Scotch Hill
 - 1895 population of 810 people
 - West Grafton 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 Scotch Hill, 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 begins in Scotch Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Scotch Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scotch Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3743, Longitude: -79.8659     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scotch Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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