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1890 Communities Near Sharon ...

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

Acme   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the South (S) from Sharon
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Sharon
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Comfort   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Sharon
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crescent   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
Crown Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sharon
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Decota   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Decota had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deep Water   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Sharon
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
Eagle   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sharon
 - Eagle had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Sharon
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Gauley Bridge   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 180 people (with 585 people in 2016)
 - Gauley Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 336 people in 2016)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Jarrolds Valley   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sharon
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha Falls   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Kincaid   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sharon
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malden   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sharon
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Carbon   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 3,432 people
 - Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Nelson   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sharon
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pond Gap   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sharon
 - Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sharon
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spangler   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sharon
 - Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sharon
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sharon
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office

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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 Sharon, 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 from Sharon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sharon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1595, Longitude: -81.4471     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sharon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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