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1890 Communities Near Silica ...

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

Alexander   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the North (N) from Silica
 - Alexander had railroad service and no post office
 
Alton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Silica
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
 
Arlington   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Silica
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Arlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Spring   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Silica
 - Blue Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canaan   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Silica
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Silica
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkwater   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Silica
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Elkwater had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Silica
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Florence was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Silica
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Silica
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hacker Valley   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Silica
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hacker Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Helvetia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Silica
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Helvetia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hemlock   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Silica
 - Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Silica
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jumbo   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Silica
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Head   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Silica
 - Kanawha Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lee Bell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Silica
 - Lee Bell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Wildcat   (Lewis County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Little Wildcat was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Silica
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Little Wildcat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mayton   (Webster County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mayton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Silica
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monterville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Silica
 - Monterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palace Valley   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Silica
 - Palace Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Silica
 - Pickens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pugh   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Silica
 - Pugh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Queens   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Silica
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Queens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Replete   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Silica
 - Replete had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Cave   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Silica
 - Rock Cave had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selbyville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Silica
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodzell   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Silica
 - Woodzell 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 Silica, 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Silica. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Silica) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silica. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6873, Longitude: -80.2401     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Silica have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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