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1890 Communities Near Skelt ...

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

Addison   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Skelt
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 723 people in 2016)
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bakers Run   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Skelt
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bakers Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bergoo   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Skelt
 - Bergoo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bernardstown   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Skelt
 - Bernardstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Spring   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Skelt
 - Blue Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canaan   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Skelt
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skelt
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Diana   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Skelt
 - Diana 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Skelt
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Skelt
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hacker Valley   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skelt
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hacker Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halo   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Skelt
 - Halo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Helvetia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skelt
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Helvetia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jumbo   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Skelt
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Head   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Skelt
 - Kanawha Head 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skelt
 - 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Skelt
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milroy   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Skelt
 - Milroy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monterville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Skelt
 - Monterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Skelt
 - Pickens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pugh   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skelt
 - Pugh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ralph   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Skelt
 - Ralph had a post office and no railroad service
 
Replete   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Skelt
 - Replete had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selbyville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skelt
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Upperglade   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Skelt
 - Upperglade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Skelt
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Valley Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodzell   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Skelt
 - 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 Skelt, 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 from Skelt. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Skelt) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skelt. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5554, Longitude: -80.3220     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Skelt have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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