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1890 Communities Near Shelton ...

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

Amma   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shelton
 - Amma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Apgah   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Apgah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Shelton
 - Apgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belva   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Shelton
 - Belva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clendenin   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shelton
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,173 people in 2016)
 - Clendenin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clio   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shelton
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coco   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Shelton
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dixie   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Shelton
 - Dixie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gazil   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Gazil was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shelton
 - Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gould   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shelton
 - Gould had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrison   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shelton
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ira   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shelton
 - Ira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrett   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Shelton
 - Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kendalia   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shelton
 - Kendalia 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shelton
 - Kester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lizemores   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Shelton
 - Lizemores had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newton   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Shelton
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odell   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shelton
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Odell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oka   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Shelton
 - Oka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Osbornes Mills   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shelton
 - Osbornes Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pigeon   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Shelton
 - Pigeon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pond Gap   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shelton
 - Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Procious   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Shelton
 - Procious had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spangler   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shelton
 - Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Fork   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shelton
 - Valley Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wellford   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shelton
 - Wellford 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 Shelton, 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 that starts in Shelton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shelton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4315, Longitude: -81.1951     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shelton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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