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1890 Communities Near Turtletown ...

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

Bald Knob   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Turtletown
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bandytown   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Turtletown
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapmanville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Turtletown
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comfort   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Turtletown
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cove Gap   (Wayne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Turtletown
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Cove Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Danville   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Turtletown
 - Danville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turtletown
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fourteen   (Lincoln County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fourteen was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Turtletown
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Fourteen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garretts Bend   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Turtletown
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Turtletown
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Griffithsville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Turtletown
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamlin   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Turtletown
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 1,072 people in 2017)
 - Hamlin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hewett   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turtletown
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrolds Valley   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Turtletown
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jenks   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Turtletown
 - Jenks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Turtletown
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turtletown
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Man   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Turtletown
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
 
Myra   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Turtletown
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Myra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nelson   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Turtletown
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turtletown
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turtletown
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spurlockville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Turtletown
 - Spurlockville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sweetland   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Turtletown
 - Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Van   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Turtletown
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turtletown
 - Winifrede 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 Turtletown, 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 Turtletown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Turtletown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turtletown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0193, Longitude: -81.8735     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turtletown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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