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1890 Communities Near Strange Creek ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Strange Creek had a population of 76 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Birch River   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Strange Creek
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Birch River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canfield   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Strange Creek
 - Canfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapel   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Strange Creek
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elmira   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Strange Creek
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Elmira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frametown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Strange Creek
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Frametown had a post office and no railroad service
 
German   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While German was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Strange Creek
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - German had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gould   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Strange Creek
 - Gould had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrison   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Strange Creek
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herold   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Strange Creek
 - Herold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Home   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Strange Creek
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hookersville   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Strange Creek
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Hookersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ira   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Strange Creek
 - Ira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Birch   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Strange Creek
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Little Birch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Otter   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Strange Creek
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Little Otter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Strange Creek
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minnora   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Strange Creek
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Minnora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Muddlety   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Strange Creek
 - Muddlety had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oka   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Strange Creek
 - Oka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Progress   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Progress was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Strange Creek
 - Progress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosedale   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Strange Creek
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sleith   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Strange Creek
 - Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stinson   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Strange Creek
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sutton   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Strange Creek
 - 1895 population of 276 people (with 1,033 people in 2016)
 - Sutton had a post office and railroad service
 
Twistville   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Twistville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Strange Creek
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Twistville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Fork   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Strange Creek
 - Valley Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wattsville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Strange Creek
 - Wattsville 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 Strange Creek, 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 Strange Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Strange Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Strange Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5632, Longitude: -80.8979     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Strange Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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