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1890 Communities Near Turkey Knob ...

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

Alaska   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Alaska was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the East (E) from Turkey Knob
 - Alaska had railroad service and no post office
 
Beury   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turkey Knob
 - Beury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caperton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turkey Knob
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Caperton had a post office and railroad service
 
Cirtsville   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Turkey Knob
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Claremont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Turkey Knob
 - Claremont had a post office and railroad service
 
Clear Creek   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Turkey Knob
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crow   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turkey Knob
 - Crow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daniels   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Turkey Knob
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Daniels had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dempsey   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Turkey Knob
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Dempsey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dimmock   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turkey Knob
 - 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turkey Knob
 - East Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Fayetteville   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Turkey Knob
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 2,852 people in 2016)
 - 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Turkey Knob
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Fire Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Gatewood   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Turkey Knob
 - Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glade   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Turkey Knob
 - Glade had railroad service and no post office
 
Grandview   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Turkey Knob
 - Grandview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matville   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Turkey Knob
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McKendree   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Turkey Knob
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - McKendree had railroad service and no post office
 
Mossy   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Turkey Knob
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - mount hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Hill   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Turkey Knob
 - 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Turkey Knob
 - Prince had a post office and railroad service
 
Prosperity   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Turkey Knob
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Quinnimont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Turkey Knob
 - 1895 population of 600 people
 - Quinnimont had a post office and railroad service
 
Roseville   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Turkey Knob
 - Roseville 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turkey Knob
 - Rush Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sewell   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turkey Knob
 - Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Thurmond   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turkey Knob
 - 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 Turkey Knob, 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 beginning in Turkey Knob. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Turkey Knob) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turkey Knob. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8990, Longitude: -81.1529     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turkey Knob have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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