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1890 Communities Near South Charleston ...

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

Aarons   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from South Charleston
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bancroft   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from South Charleston
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
 
Charleston   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from South Charleston
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 49,138 people in 2016)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
 - davis creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Garretts Bend   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Charleston
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrett   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from South Charleston
 - Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from South Charleston
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Legg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from South Charleston
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malden   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from South Charleston
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Mink   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from South Charleston
 - Mink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mound   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from South Charleston
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from South Charleston
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plymouth   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from South Charleston
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Poca   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from South Charleston
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 989 people in 2016)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from South Charleston
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from South Charleston
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raymond City   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from South Charleston
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Rocky Fork   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from South Charleston
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Albans   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Charleston
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 10,553 people in 2016)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Charleston
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Scary   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from South Charleston
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
Sissonville   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from South Charleston
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Sissonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from South Charleston
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Charleston
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Teays   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Charleston
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tornado   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from South Charleston
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from South Charleston
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from South Charleston
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office

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Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for South Charleston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



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 South Charleston, 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 South Charleston. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Charleston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Charleston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Charleston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3495, Longitude: -81.7094     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Charleston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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