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1890 Communities Near Sweet Springs ...

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 Sweet Springs had a population of 250 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Abbott (VA)   (Craig County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Abbott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alleghany (VA)   (Alleghany County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Sweet Springs
 - Alleghany had railroad service and no post office
 
Backbone (VA)   (Alleghany County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sweet Springs
 - Backbone had a post office and railroad service
 
Caldwell   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sweet Springs
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Centennial   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sweet Springs
 - Centennial had a post office and no railroad service
 
Craigs Creek (VA)   (Craig County (VA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Craigs Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Craigs Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gap Mills   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 122 people
 - Gap Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glace   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Glace had railroad service and no post office
 
Gunn (VA)   (Craig County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Sweet Springs
 - Gunn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillsdale   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Hillsdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollywood   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Sweet Springs
 - Hollywood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keenan   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sweet Springs
 - Keenan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laurel Branch   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 19 people
 - Laurel Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Looney (VA)   (Craig County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Looney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mapledale   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Mapledale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monitor   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Sweet Springs
 - Monitor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moss Run (VA)   (Alleghany County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sweet Springs
 - Moss Run had railroad service and no post office
 
New Castle (VA)   (Craig County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 214 people (with 150 people in 2017)
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
 
Paint Bank (VA)   (Craig County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Paint Bank had a post office and no railroad service
 
Patton   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Patton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickaway   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Pickaway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Potts Creek (VA)   (Alleghany County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Potts Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sinking Creek (VA)   (Craig County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Sinking Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sweet Chalybeate (VA)   (Alleghany County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Sweet Chalybeate had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuckahoe   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Tuckahoe had railroad service and no post office
 
Waiteville   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Waiteville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitcomb   (Greenbrier County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Whitcomb was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sweet Springs
 - Whitcomb had railroad service and no post office
 
White Sulphur Springs   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sweet Springs
 - 1895 population of 550 people (with 2,420 people in 2017)
 - White Sulphur Springs had a post office and 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 Springs, 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 Sweet Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sweet Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweet Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6285, Longitude: -80.2414     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweet Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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