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1890 Communities Near Tornado ...

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, Tornado had a post office and no railroad service.

Bancroft   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the North (N) from Tornado
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
 
Charleston   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Tornado
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 47,929 people in 2017)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Culloden   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tornado
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Culloden had a post office and railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Tornado
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Garretts Bend   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tornado
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Griffithsville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tornado
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamlin   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tornado
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 1,072 people in 2017)
 - Hamlin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurricane   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tornado
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,542 people in 2017)
 - Hurricane had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Tornado
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Mound   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tornado
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Nye   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Tornado
 - Nye had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plymouth   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Tornado
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Poca   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tornado
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tornado
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raymond City   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Tornado
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Red House   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Tornado
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
 
Rocky Fork   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tornado
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Albans   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tornado
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tornado
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Scary   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Tornado
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Tornado
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Tornado
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Sweetland   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tornado
 - Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Teays   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tornado
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winfield   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Tornado
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,359 people in 2017)
 - Winfield 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 Tornado, 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 begins in Tornado. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tornado) 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 Tornado. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tornado

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tornado. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3432, Longitude: -81.8499     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tornado have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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