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1890 Communities Near War ...

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

Algoma   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from War
 - Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bearwallow (VA)   (Buchanan County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from War
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bearwallow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bradshaw   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from War
 - Bradshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Bluff (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from War
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 1,025 people in 2017)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Doran (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from War
 - Doran had a post office and railroad service
 
Elkhorn   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from War
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
 
Ennis   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from War
 - Ennis had a post office and railroad service
 
Five Oaks (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from War
 - Five Oaks had a post office and railroad service
 
Gap Store (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from War
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Gap Store had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gillespie (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from War
 - Gillespie had railroad service and no post office
 
Harman (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from War
 - Harman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iaeger   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from War
 - 1895 population of 51 people (with 255 people in 2017)
 - Iaeger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kyle   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from War
 - Kyle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maxwell (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from War
 - Maxwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Pisgah (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from War
 - Pisgah had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from War
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pounding Mill (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from War
 - Pounding Mill had a post office and railroad service
 
Powhatan   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from War
 - Powhatan had a post office and railroad service
 
Richlands (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from War
 - Richlands had a post office and railroad service
 
Sayersville (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from War
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Sayersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shack Mills (VA)   (Buchanan County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from War
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Shack Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shraders (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from War
 - 1895 population of 8 people
 - Shraders had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springville (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from War
 - Springville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Switchback   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from War
 - Switchback had railroad service and no post office
 
Wittens Mills (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from War
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Wittens Mills had a post office and no railroad service

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Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for War. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



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 War, 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 from War. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- War) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for War. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from War

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in War. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3045, Longitude: -81.6804     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for War have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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