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1890 Communities Near Upper Leatherwood ...

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

Amma   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Amma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Apgah   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Apgah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Apgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belva   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Belva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clendenin   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,173 people in 2016)
 - Clendenin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clio   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dixie   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Dixie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enon   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Upper Leatherwood
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Enon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gazil   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Gazil was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilboa   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Gilboa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gould   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Gould had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrison   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ira   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Ira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kendalia   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lizemores   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Lizemores had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newton   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odell   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Odell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Osbornes Mills   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Osbornes Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pigeon   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Pigeon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pond Gap   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Procious   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Procious had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spangler   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strange Creek   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Upper Leatherwood
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Strange Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tipton   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Tipton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Fork   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Valley Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wattsville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Wattsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wellford   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Upper Leatherwood
 - Wellford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zela   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Upper Leatherwood
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Zela 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 Upper Leatherwood, 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 starting in Upper Leatherwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Upper Leatherwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upper Leatherwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4354, Longitude: -81.1037     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upper Leatherwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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