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1890 Communities Near Slab Fork ...

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

Cirtsville   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slab Fork
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Creek   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crany   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crow   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Slab Fork
 - Crow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daniels   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Daniels had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Creek   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Egeria   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Egeria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flat Top   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Flat Top had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grandview   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Slab Fork
 - Grandview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesse   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Slab Fork
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lester   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 11 people (with 322 people in 2016)
 - Lester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matville   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGraws   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Slab Fork
 - McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hope   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slab Fork
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newfound   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oceana   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,280 people in 2016)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odd   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Odd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pemberton   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Pemberton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pineville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 619 people in 2016)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinoak   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Slab Fork
 - Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prosperity   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Redbird   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Slab Fork
 - Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock View   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roseville   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slab Fork
 - Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saulsville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shady Spring   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Slab Fork
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Shady Spring 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 Slab Fork, 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 stretches from Slab Fork. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Slab Fork) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slab Fork. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6871, Longitude: -81.3315     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slab Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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