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1890 Communities Near Sparks ...

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

Albion   (Nicholas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Albion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sparks
 - Albion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ansted   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sparks
 - Ansted had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clifty   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sparks
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deitz   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Deitz was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sparks
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Deitz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elliot   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Elliot was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sparks
 - Elliot had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enon   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Sparks
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Enon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fowler Knob   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sparks
 - 1895 population of 223 people
 - Fowler Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilboa   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sparks
 - Gilboa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hominy Falls   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sparks
 - Hominy Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hookersville   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sparks
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Hookersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keslers Cross Lanes   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Sparks
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Keslers Cross Lanes had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leander   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sparks
 - Leander had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leivasy   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sparks
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Leivasy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lookout   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sparks
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Lookout had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Lookout   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sparks
 - Mount Lookout had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Nebo   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sparks
 - Mount Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Cove   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sparks
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Mountain Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Muddlety   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sparks
 - Muddlety had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mulvane   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mulvane was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sparks
 - Mulvane had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nutterville   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sparks
 - Nutterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ophelia   (Nicholas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ophelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Sparks
 - Ophelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Persinger   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sparks
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Persinger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pool   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sparks
 - Pool had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russellville   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Sparks
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Russellville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snow Hill   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sparks
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Snow Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tipton   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sparks
 - Tipton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zela   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sparks
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Zela 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 Sparks, 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 beginning in Sparks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sparks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sparks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2357, Longitude: -80.9026     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sparks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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