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1890 Communities Near Shank Town ...

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

Alikanna (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North (N) from Shank Town
 - Alikanna had a post office and railroad service
 
Beech Bottom   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shank Town
 - Beech Bottom had railroad service and no post office
 
Bethany   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 340 people (with 888 people in 2017)
 - Bethany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brilliant (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 944 people (with 1,672 people in 1990)
 - Brilliant had a post office and railroad service
 
Colliers   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Colliers had a post office and railroad service
 
Dunsfort (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Dunsfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eldersville (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 212 people
 - Eldersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fernwood (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shank Town
 - Fernwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Georges Run (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shank Town
 - Georges Run had railroad service and no post office
 
Gould (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shank Town
 - Gould had railroad service and no post office
 
Independence (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 183 people
 - Independence had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - lazearville had a post office and railroad service
 
Mingo Junction (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 1,623 people (with 3,262 people in 2017)
 - Mingo Junction had a post office and railroad service
 
New Alexandria (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 258 people in 2017)
 - New Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Pattersons Mill (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Pattersons Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rush Run (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Rush Run had a post office and railroad service
 
Salt Run (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shank Town
 - Salt Run had railroad service and no post office
 
Shannon   (Ohio County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Shannon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Shank Town
 - Shannon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Short Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithfield (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 639 people (with 819 people in 2017)
 - Smithfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steubenville (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 13,394 people (with 18,003 people in 2017)
 - Steubenville had a post office and railroad service
 
Tiltonsville (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 47 people (with 1,297 people in 2017)
 - Tiltonsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Warrenton (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 307 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and railroad service
 
 - wellsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
West Liberty   (Ohio County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,463 people in 2017)
 - West Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wintersville (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shank Town
 - 1895 population of 83 people (with 3,727 people in 2017)
 - Wintersville had a post office and no railroad service

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

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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 Shank Town, 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 that starts in Shank Town. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shank Town) 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 Shank Town. 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 Shank Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shank Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2765, Longitude: -80.6109     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shank Town have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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