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1890 Communities Near Servia ...

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

Birch River   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Birch River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canfield   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Servia
 - Canfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapel   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elmira   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Elmira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frametown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Frametown 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - German had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gould   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Servia
 - Gould had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrison   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Servia
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herold   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Servia
 - Herold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Home   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ira   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Servia
 - Ira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Birch   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Little Birch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Otter   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Little Otter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Servia
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minnora   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Minnora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newton   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oka   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Servia
 - Oka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Progress   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Progress was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Servia
 - Progress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosedale   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sleith   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Servia
 - Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stinson   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Servia
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strange Creek   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Strange Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sutton   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 276 people (with 988 people in 2017)
 - Sutton had a post office and railroad service
 
Twistville   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Twistville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Twistville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Fork   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Servia
 - Valley Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wattsville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Servia
 - Wattsville 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 Servia, 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 beginning in Servia. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Servia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Servia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6204, Longitude: -80.9573     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Servia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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