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1890 Communities Near South Hills ...

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

Aarons   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from South Hills
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from South Hills
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from South Hills
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Coco   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from South Hills
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from South Hills
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from South Hills
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Jarrett   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from South Hills
 - Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from South Hills
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Legg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from South Hills
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malden   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from South Hills
 - 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from South Hills
 - 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Hills
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from South Hills
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poca   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from South Hills
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from South Hills
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from South Hills
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raymond City   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from South Hills
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Rocky Fork   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from South Hills
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Albans   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Hills
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Hills
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Scary   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Hills
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from South Hills
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sissonville   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from South Hills
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Sissonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from South Hills
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from South Hills
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Tornado   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from South Hills
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from South Hills
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from South Hills
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3418, Longitude: -81.6437     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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