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1890 Communities Near Sylvester ...

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

Acme   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sylvester
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bald Knob   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sylvester
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bandytown   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sylvester
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Creek   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sylvester
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sylvester
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Comfort   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sylvester
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crown Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sylvester
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Danville   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sylvester
 - Danville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decota   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sylvester
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Decota had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sylvester
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
Dry Creek   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sylvester
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sylvester
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Foster   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sylvester
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Sylvester
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sylvester
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 336 people in 2016)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Jarrolds Valley   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sylvester
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kincaid   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Sylvester
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sylvester
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mossy   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Sylvester
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nelson   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sylvester
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sylvester
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sylvester
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sylvester
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sylvester
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Van   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sylvester
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Sylvester
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Sylvester
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office

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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 Sylvester, 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 Sylvester. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sylvester) 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 Sylvester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sylvester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0103, Longitude: -81.5581     [Map].

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