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1890 Communities Near Slab ...

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

Auburn   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 92 people in 2016)
 - Auburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Berea   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Berea had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Big Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnt House   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Slab
 - Burnt House had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cairo   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 425 people (with 267 people in 2016)
 - Cairo had a post office and railroad service
 
Cantwell   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Slab
 - Cantwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cokeleys   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Slab
 - Cokeleys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Conings   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Conings had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornwallis   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Cornwallis had a post office and railroad service
 
Coxs Mills   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Slab
 - Coxs Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duckworth   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slab
 - Duckworth had railroad service and no post office
 
Ellenboro   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 346 people in 2016)
 - Ellenboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Freed   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Slab
 - Freed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goffs   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Goffs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenwood   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 148 people
 - Greenwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Grove   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrisville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,750 people in 2016)
 - Harrisville had railroad service and no post office
 
Hartley   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Slab
 - Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hazelgreen   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 4 people
 - Hazelgreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holbrook   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Holbrook had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawford   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Slab
 - Lawford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newberne   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Newberne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nobe   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Slab
 - Nobe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxford   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Oxford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pennsboro   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 1,067 people in 2016)
 - Pennsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Pullman   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 142 people in 2016)
 - Pullman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Smithville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tanner   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 132 people
 - Tanner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Toll Gate   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slab
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Toll Gate had a post office and railroad service
 
White Oak   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Slab
 - White Oak 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, 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 from Slab. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Slab) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slab. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1290, Longitude: -80.9765     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slab have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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