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1890 Communities Near Speedway ...

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

Ballard   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the East (E) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Ballard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cashmere   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Speedway
 - Cashmere had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cloverdale   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Speedway
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crumps Bottom   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crumps Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunns   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Dunns had a post office and no railroad service
 
East River   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While East River was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - East River had a post office and railroad service
 
Egeria   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Egeria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elgood   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Speedway
 - Elgood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellison   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flat Top   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Flat Top had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glen Lyn (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Glen Lyn had a post office and railroad service
 
Indian Mills   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Speedway
 - Indian Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ingleside   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Ingleside had a post office and railroad service
 
Lashmeet   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lurich (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Speedway
 - Lurich had railroad service and no post office
 
Mercers Saltworks   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mercers Saltworks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Speedway
 - Mercers Saltworks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neponset   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Speedway
 - Neponset had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 10 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakvale   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Speedway
 - Oakvale had railroad service and no post office
 
Peterstown   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 400 people (with 636 people in 2017)
 - Peterstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinoak   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Speedway
 - Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pipestem   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Speedway
 - Pipestem had a post office and no railroad service
 
Princeton   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 320 people (with 5,822 people in 2017)
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spanishburg   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Spanishburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
True   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - True had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warford   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Warford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Speedway
 - Warford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Willowton   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Speedway
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Willowton 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 Speedway, 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 starting from Speedway. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Speedway) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Speedway. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4565, Longitude: -81.0104     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Speedway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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