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1890 Communities Near Secoal ...

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

Acme   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the East (E) from Secoal
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bald Knob   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Secoal
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bandytown   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Secoal
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapmanville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Secoal
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Christian   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) from Secoal
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comfort   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Secoal
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Danville   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Secoal
 - Danville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decota   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) from Secoal
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Decota had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Creek   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Secoal
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Secoal
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fourteen   (Lincoln County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fourteen was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Secoal
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Fourteen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Secoal
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Griffithsville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Secoal
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hewett   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Secoal
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrolds Valley   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Secoal
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Secoal
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Secoal
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Man   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Secoal
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nelson   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Secoal
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oceana   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Secoal
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,245 people in 2017)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oilville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Secoal
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Secoal
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Secoal
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spurlockville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Secoal
 - Spurlockville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Van   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Secoal
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Secoal
 - Winifrede 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 Secoal, 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 beginning in Secoal. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Secoal) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Secoal. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9794, Longitude: -81.8079     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Secoal have been estimated.

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