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1890 Communities Near Twistville ...

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>


Twistville itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 18 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Bakers Run   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the East (E) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bakers Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birch River   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Birch River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canfield   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Twistville
 - Canfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapel   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cutlips   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Cutlips had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elmira   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Elmira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flatwoods   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 270 people in 2017)
 - Flatwoods had a post office and railroad service
 
Frametown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Frametown had a post office and no railroad service
 
German   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While German was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - German had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gould   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Twistville
 - Gould had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrison   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Twistville
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herold   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Twistville
 - Herold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Home   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hope   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Twistville
 - Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ira   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Twistville
 - Ira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Birch   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Little Birch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Otter   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Little Otter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lloydsville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Lloydsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Twistville
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
McNutt   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Twistville
 - McNutt had railroad service and no post office
 
Newville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Twistville
 - Newville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Progress   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Progress was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Twistville
 - Progress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosedale   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sleith   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Twistville
 - Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strange Creek   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Strange Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sutton   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Twistville
 - 1895 population of 276 people (with 988 people in 2017)
 - Sutton had a post office and railroad service
 
Wattsville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Twistville
 - Wattsville 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 Twistville, 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Twistville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Twistville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twistville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6084, Longitude: -80.8148     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twistville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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