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1890 Communities Near Vaughan ...

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

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Albion   (Nicholas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Albion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Vaughan
 - Albion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ansted   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Vaughan
 - Ansted had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Beckwith   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Vaughan
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Beckwith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belva   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Vaughan
 - Belva had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Cotton Hill   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Vaughan
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Cotton Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Crescent   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Vaughan
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
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Deep Water   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vaughan
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deitz   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Deitz was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Vaughan
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Deitz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dixie   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Vaughan
 - Dixie had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Eagle   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Vaughan
 - Eagle had a post office and railroad service
 
Elliot   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Elliot was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Vaughan
 - Elliot had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Gauley   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vaughan
 - Gauley had railroad service and no post office
 
Gauley Bridge   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vaughan
 - 1895 population of 180 people (with 570 people in 2017)
 - Gauley Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaymont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Vaughan
 - Gaymont had railroad service and no post office
 
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 Northwest (NW) from Vaughan
 - Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilboa   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Vaughan
 - Gilboa had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Hawks Nest   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Vaughan
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Hawks Nest had a post office and railroad service
 
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Kanawha Falls   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vaughan
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Kendalia   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Vaughan
 - Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keslers Cross Lanes   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Vaughan
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Keslers Cross Lanes had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Leander   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Vaughan
 - Leander had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lizemores   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Vaughan
 - Lizemores had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Montgomery   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Vaughan
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Carbon   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Vaughan
 - 1895 population of 3,432 people
 - Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Mountain Cove   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Vaughan
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Mountain Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mulvane   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mulvane was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Vaughan
 - Mulvane had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Pond Gap   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Vaughan
 - Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Spangler   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Vaughan
 - Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunnyside   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sunnyside was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Vaughan
 - Sunnyside had railroad service and no post office
 
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Tipton   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Vaughan
 - Tipton had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Zela   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Vaughan
 - 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 Vaughan, 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' distance that stretches from Vaughan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vaughan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vaughan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2784, Longitude: -81.1446     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vaughan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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