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1890 Communities Near Switzer ...

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

Baileysville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Switzer
 - Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bald Knob   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Switzer
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bandytown   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Switzer
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canada (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Switzer
 - Canada had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapmanville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Switzer
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Switzer
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Danville   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Switzer
 - Danville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Switzer
 - 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Switzer
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Fourteen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Switzer
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hanover   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Switzer
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hewett   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Switzer
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamboree (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Switzer
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Jamboree had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Switzer
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lincoln   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Switzer
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Switzer
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Man   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Switzer
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Spring   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Switzer
 - 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 Switzer
 - 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 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Switzer
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Phelps (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Switzer
 - Phelps had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pilgrim (KY)   (Martin County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West (W) from Switzer
 - Pilgrim had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinsonfork (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Switzer
 - Pinsonfork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rural (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Switzer
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spurlockville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North (N) from Switzer
 - Spurlockville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sun Hill   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Switzer
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Van   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Switzer
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warfield (KY)   (Martin County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West (W) from Switzer
 - 1895 population of 1,212 people (with 239 people in 2017)
 - Warfield 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 Switzer, 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 from Switzer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Switzer) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Switzer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Switzer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Switzer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7932, Longitude: -81.9876     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Switzer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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