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1890 Communities Near Standard ...

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

Acme   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Standard
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Standard
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Standard
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Comfort   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Standard
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crescent   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Standard
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
Crown Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Standard
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Decota   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Standard
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Decota had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deep Water   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Standard
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Standard
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
Eagle   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Standard
 - Eagle had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Standard
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Gauley   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Standard
 - Gauley had railroad service and no post office
 
Gauley Bridge   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Standard
 - 1895 population of 180 people (with 570 people in 2017)
 - Gauley Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Standard
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 325 people in 2017)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha Falls   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Standard
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Kincaid   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Standard
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Standard
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Mossy   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Standard
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Carbon   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Standard
 - 1895 population of 3,432 people
 - Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Nelson   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Standard
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pond Gap   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Standard
 - Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Standard
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Standard
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spangler   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Standard
 - Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Standard
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Standard
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Standard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1362, Longitude: -81.4007     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Standard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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