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1890 Communities Near Shagtown ...

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

Arnettsville   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shagtown
 - 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 Northwest (WNW) from Shagtown
 - 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shagtown
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Bentons Ferry had a post office and railroad service
 
Canton   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shagtown
 - Canton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catawba   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shagtown
 - Catawba had a post office and railroad service
 
Colfax   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Shagtown
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
 
Eldora   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shagtown
 - Eldora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Everson   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shagtown
 - Everson had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - fairmont had a post office and railroad service
 
Farmington   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shagtown
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 374 people in 2016)
 - Farmington had a post office and railroad service
 
Forksburg   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shagtown
 - Forksburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaston   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shagtown
 - Gaston had railroad service and no post office
 
Gaston Junction   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shagtown
 - Gaston Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Hoodsville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shagtown
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Hoodsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hoult   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Shagtown
 - Hoult had a post office and railroad service
 
Lowsville   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shagtown
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Lowsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monongah   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shagtown
 - Monongah had a post office and railroad service
 
Montana   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shagtown
 - Montana had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Harmony   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shagtown
 - Mount Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opekiska   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shagtown
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Opekiska had a post office and railroad service
 
 - palatine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rivesville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Shagtown
 - 1895 population of 165 people (with 934 people in 2016)
 - Rivesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samaria   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shagtown
 - Samaria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thoburn   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shagtown
 - Thoburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upton   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shagtown
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Watson   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shagtown
 - 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 Shagtown, 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 Shagtown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shagtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shagtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4918, Longitude: -80.1295     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shagtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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