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1890 Communities Near Skyles ...

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

Addison   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the East (E) from Skyles
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skyles
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bakers Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birch River   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Skyles
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Birch River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boggs   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Skyles
 - Boggs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canfield   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skyles
 - Canfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Craigsville   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Skyles
 - Craigsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delphi   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Skyles
 - Delphi had a post office and no railroad service
 
Diana   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Skyles
 - Diana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flatwoods   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Skyles
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 277 people in 2016)
 - Flatwoods had a post office and railroad service
 
Frametown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Skyles
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Frametown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halo   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Skyles
 - Halo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrison   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Skyles
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herold   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Skyles
 - Herold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hookersville   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Skyles
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Hookersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Birch   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skyles
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Little Birch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Otter   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skyles
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Little Otter had a post office and no railroad service
 
McNutt   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Skyles
 - McNutt had railroad service and no post office
 
Muddlety   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Skyles
 - Muddlety had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skyles
 - Newville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Persinger   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Skyles
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Persinger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strange Creek   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Skyles
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Strange Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strouds   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Skyles
 - Strouds had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sutton   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Skyles
 - 1895 population of 276 people (with 1,033 people in 2016)
 - Sutton had a post office and railroad service
 
Twistville   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Twistville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Skyles
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Twistville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upperglade   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Skyles
 - Upperglade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wattsville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Skyles
 - Wattsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Welch Glade   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Skyles
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Welch Glade 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 Skyles, 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 Skyles. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Skyles) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skyles. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5045, Longitude: -80.6770     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Skyles have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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