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1890 Communities Near Thurmond ...

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 in 1895, Thurmond had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Thurmond had a population of 5 people.

Alaska   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Alaska was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Thurmond
 - Alaska had railroad service and no post office
 
Beauty   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thurmond
 - Beauty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beury   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Thurmond
 - Beury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caperton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thurmond
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Caperton had a post office and railroad service
 
Claremont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thurmond
 - Claremont had a post office and railroad service
 
Clifftop   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thurmond
 - Clifftop had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dempsey   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thurmond
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Dempsey had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thurmond
 - East Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Edmond   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thurmond
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fayette   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Thurmond
 - Fayette had railroad service and no post office
 
Fayetteville   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Thurmond
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 2,772 people in 2017)
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fire Creek   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fire Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Thurmond
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Fire Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Gatewood   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thurmond
 - Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glade   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thurmond
 - Glade had railroad service and no post office
 
Grandview   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Thurmond
 - Grandview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keeneys Creek   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thurmond
 - Keeneys Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Lansing   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Thurmond
 - Lansing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lookout   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thurmond
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Lookout had a post office and no railroad service
 
McKendree   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Thurmond
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - McKendree had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Hope   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thurmond
 - 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thurmond
 - 1895 population of 342 people
 - Nuttalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Oak Hill   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thurmond
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prince   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thurmond
 - Prince had a post office and railroad service
 
Quinnimont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thurmond
 - 1895 population of 600 people
 - Quinnimont had a post office and railroad service
 
 - rush run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sewell   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thurmond
 - Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Sunnyside   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sunnyside was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Thurmond
 - Sunnyside 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 Thurmond, 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 that stretches from Thurmond. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thurmond) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thurmond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9595, Longitude: -81.0810     [Map].

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