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1890 Communities Near Sunbeam ...

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

Baileysville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Sunbeam
 - Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bald Knob   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Sunbeam
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bandytown   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunbeam
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapmanville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Christian   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cove Gap   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Cove Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crany   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Danville   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunbeam
 - Danville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunbeam
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fourteen   (Lincoln County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fourteen was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Fourteen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunbeam
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hanover   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunbeam
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hewett   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrolds Valley   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesse   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunbeam
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lincoln   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunbeam
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunbeam
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Man   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunbeam
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nelson   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunbeam
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Spring   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oceana   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,245 people in 2017)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oilville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunbeam
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rural (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunbeam
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spurlockville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunbeam
 - Spurlockville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sun Hill   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunbeam
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Van   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunbeam
 - Van 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 Sunbeam, 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 from Sunbeam. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunbeam) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunbeam. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8468, Longitude: -81.9451     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunbeam have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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