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1890 Communities Near Skidmore Crossing ...

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

Addison   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles<2> to the East (E) from Skidmore Crossing
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 688 people in 2017)
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bakers Run   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Skidmore Crossing
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bakers Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bergoo   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Bergoo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bernardstown   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Bernardstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birch River   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Skidmore Crossing
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Birch River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boggs   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Boggs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caress   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Caress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Skidmore Crossing
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Craigsville   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Craigsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delphi   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Delphi had a post office and no railroad service
 
Diana   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Skidmore Crossing
 - 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hacker Valley   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skidmore Crossing
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hacker Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halo   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Halo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jumbo   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Birch   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Skidmore Crossing
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Little Birch 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milroy   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Milroy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Newville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Pickens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pugh   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Pugh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ralph   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Ralph had a post office and no railroad service
 
Replete   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Replete had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strouds   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Strouds had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upperglade   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Skidmore Crossing
 - Upperglade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Welch Glade   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Skidmore Crossing
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Welch Glade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodzell   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Skidmore Crossing
 - 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 Skidmore Crossing, 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 starting in Skidmore Crossing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Skidmore Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skidmore Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4801, Longitude: -80.4423     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Skidmore Crossing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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