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1890 Communities Near Thayer ...

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

Alaska   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Alaska was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thayer
 - Alaska had railroad service and no post office
 
Beauty   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Thayer
 - Beauty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beury   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Thayer
 - Beury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caperton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Thayer
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Caperton had a post office and railroad service
 
Claremont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Thayer
 - Claremont had a post office and railroad service
 
Clifftop   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thayer
 - Clifftop had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crickmer   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Thayer
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Crickmer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crow   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thayer
 - Crow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dimmock   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thayer
 - Dimmock had railroad service and no post office
 
East Sewell   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While East Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Thayer
 - East Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Fire Creek   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fire Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Thayer
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Fire Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Gatewood   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thayer
 - Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glade   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thayer
 - Glade had railroad service and no post office
 
Grandview   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thayer
 - Grandview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keeneys Creek   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Thayer
 - Keeneys Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
McKendree   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thayer
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - McKendree had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Hope   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Thayer
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nuttalburg   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nuttalburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Thayer
 - 1895 population of 342 people
 - Nuttalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Oak Hill   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thayer
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 8,544 people in 2016)
 - Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prince   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thayer
 - Prince had a post office and railroad service
 
Prosperity   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thayer
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Quinnimont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thayer
 - 1895 population of 600 people
 - Quinnimont had a post office and railroad service
 
Ravenseye   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thayer
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Ravenseye had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rush Run   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Rush Run was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thayer
 - Rush Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sewell   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Thayer
 - Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Thurmond   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thayer
 - Thurmond 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 Thayer, 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Thayer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thayer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thayer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9012, Longitude: -81.0309     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thayer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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