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1890 Communities Near Snowflake ...

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

Alderson   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 663 people (with 1,173 people in 2016)
 - Alderson had a post office and railroad service
 
Alta   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Snowflake
 - Alta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Asbury   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blaker Mills   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Snowflake
 - Blaker Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caldwell   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Snowflake
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Clayton   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Clayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clintonville   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - fort spring had a post office and railroad service
 
Grassy Meadows   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Snowflake
 - Grassy Meadows had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillsdale   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Hillsdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hughart   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Snowflake
 - Hughart had a post office and no railroad service
 
Johnson Crossroads   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Johnson Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Knobs   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Snowflake
 - Knobs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 1,016 people (with 3,921 people in 2016)
 - Lewisburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monitor   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Snowflake
 - Monitor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nickells Mill   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Nickells Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Patton   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Patton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickaway   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Pickaway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richlands   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Richlands had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riffe   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Snowflake
 - Riffe had railroad service and no post office
 
Rockland   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Snowflake
 - Rockland had railroad service and no post office
 
Ronceverte   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 481 people (with 1,736 people in 2016)
 - Ronceverte had a post office and railroad service
 
Santifee   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Santifee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Snowflake
 - Santifee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sinks Grove   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sinks Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 348 people (with 552 people in 2016)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitcomb   (Greenbrier County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Whitcomb was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Snowflake
 - Whitcomb had railroad service and no post office
 
Wolfcreek   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Snowflake
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Wolfcreek 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 Snowflake, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Snowflake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Snowflake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snowflake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7468, Longitude: -80.5545     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snowflake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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