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1890 Communities Near Shad ...

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

Amma   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Shad
 - Amma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buffalolick   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Buffalolick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shad
 - Buffalolick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cicerone   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shad
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Cicerone had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarence   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shad
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clio   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shad
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
 
Countsville   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shad
 - Countsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flatfork   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shad
 - Flatfork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gandeeville   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shad
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Gandeeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Higby   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Higby was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shad
 - Higby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Island Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shad
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Island Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kester   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kester was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shad
 - Kester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kettle   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shad
 - Kettle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linden   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shad
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Linden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Looneyville   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shad
 - 1895 population of 41 people
 - Looneyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mattie   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mattie was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shad
 - Mattie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Osbornes Mills   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shad
 - Osbornes Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Knob   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shad
 - Red Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roxalana   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shad
 - Roxalana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ryan   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Shad
 - Ryan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Schilling   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shad
 - Schilling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Speed   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Shad
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spencer   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Shad
 - 1895 population of 431 people (with 2,111 people in 2017)
 - Spencer had a post office and railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shad
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walton   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shad
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Walton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wellford   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Shad
 - Wellford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodyard   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Woodyard was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shad
 - Woodyard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zona   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shad
 - Zona 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 Shad, 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 starting in Shad. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shad) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shad. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6484, Longitude: -81.3704     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shad have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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