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1890 Communities Near Sweet Acres ...

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

Bancroft   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sweet Acres
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
 
Charleston   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Sweet Acres
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 47,929 people in 2017)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Confidence   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Sweet Acres
 - Confidence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sweet Acres
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Garretts Bend   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sweet Acres
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Griffithsville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sweet Acres
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurricane   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sweet Acres
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,542 people in 2017)
 - Hurricane had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sweet Acres
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Legg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sweet Acres
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mink   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sweet Acres
 - Mink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mound   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Sweet Acres
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Nye   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Sweet Acres
 - Nye had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plymouth   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sweet Acres
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Poca   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Sweet Acres
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sweet Acres
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raymond City   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Sweet Acres
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Red House   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sweet Acres
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
 
Rocky Fork   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sweet Acres
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - saint albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Sweet Acres
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Scary   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sweet Acres
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sweet Acres
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sweet Acres
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Teays   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sweet Acres
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tornado   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sweet Acres
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winfield   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sweet Acres
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,359 people in 2017)
 - Winfield 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 Sweet Acres, 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 starting in Sweet Acres. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sweet Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweet Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3745, Longitude: -81.8026     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweet Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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