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1890 Communities Near Star Settlement ...

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

Auburn   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 90 people in 2017)
 - Auburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Berea   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Berea had a post office and no railroad service
 
Briggs (OH)   (Washington County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Star Settlement
 - Briggs had a post office and railroad service
 
Burnt House   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Star Settlement
 - Burnt House had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cairo   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 425 people (with 262 people in 2017)
 - Cairo had a post office and railroad service
 
Cantwell   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Star Settlement
 - Cantwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cokeleys   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Star Settlement
 - Cokeleys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornwallis   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Cornwallis had a post office and railroad service
 
Duckworth   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Star Settlement
 - Duckworth had railroad service and no post office
 
Ellenboro   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 356 people in 2017)
 - Ellenboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Finch   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Finch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goffs   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Goffs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenwood   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 148 people
 - Greenwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Harrisville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,740 people in 2017)
 - Harrisville had railroad service and no post office
 
Hartley   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Star Settlement
 - Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hazelgreen   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 4 people
 - Hazelgreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highland   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Highland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holbrook   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Holbrook had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawford   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Star Settlement
 - Lawford had a post office and no railroad service
 
League   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Star Settlement
 - League had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxford   (Doddridge County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Oxford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pennsboro   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 1,045 people in 2017)
 - Pennsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Pullman   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 140 people in 2017)
 - Pullman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Smithville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Toll Gate   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Star Settlement
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Toll Gate had a post office and railroad service
 
White Oak   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Star Settlement
 - White Oak 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 Star Settlement, 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 in Star Settlement. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Star Settlement) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star Settlement. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1756, Longitude: -81.0248     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Star Settlement have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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