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1890 Communities Near Thorny Creek ...

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

Blue Spring   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the North (N) from Thorny Creek
 - Blue Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bolar (VA)   (Bath County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Thorny Creek
 - Bolar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buckeye   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Buckeye had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buckeye (VA)   (Highland County (VA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Buckeye was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Thorny Creek
 - Buckeye had a post office and no railroad service
 
Callison (VA)   (Bath County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thorny Creek
 - Callison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clover Lick   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Clover Lick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cowardin (VA)   (Bath County (VA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cowardin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thorny Creek
 - Cowardin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dilleys Mill   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 8 people
 - Dilleys Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunmore   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Dunmore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edray   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 162 people
 - Edray had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frost   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 41 people
 - Frost had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Bank   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Green Bank had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hot Springs (VA)   (Bath County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Hot Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Huntersville   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Huntersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacox   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thorny Creek
 - Jacox had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lobelia   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Lobelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Locust   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 8 people
 - Locust had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marlinton   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thorny Creek
 - Marlinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mill Gap (VA)   (Highland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 8 people
 - Mill Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mill Point   (Pocahontas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 119 people
 - Mill Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Grove (VA)   (Bath County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Mountain Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Renicks Valley   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Renicks Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shanklin (VA)   (Bath County (VA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Shanklin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thorny Creek
 - Shanklin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunrise (VA)   (Bath County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 19 people
 - Sunrise had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunset   (Pocahontas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thorny Creek
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Valley Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warm Springs (VA)   (Bath County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thorny Creek
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Warm Springs 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 Thorny Creek, 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 that stretches from Thorny Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thorny Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thorny Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2529, Longitude: -80.0370     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thorny Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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