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1890 Communities Near Welch ...

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

Algoma   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the East (E) from Welch
 - Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baileysville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Welch
 - Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bearwallow (VA)   (Buchanan County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bearwallow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bradshaw   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Welch
 - Bradshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bramwell   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 499 people (with 346 people in 2017)
 - Bramwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Welch
 - Coaldale had a post office and railroad service
 
Coopers   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Coopers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkhorn   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
 
Ennis   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Welch
 - Ennis had a post office and railroad service
 
Freeman   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Freeman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hanover   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Welch
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iaeger   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 51 people (with 255 people in 2017)
 - Iaeger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesse   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Welch
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kyle   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Welch
 - Kyle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lincoln   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Welch
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maybeury   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 875 people
 - Maybeury had railroad service and no post office
 
Newfound   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Spring   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pineville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 599 people in 2017)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pocahontas (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 2,953 people (with 362 people in 2017)
 - Pocahontas had a post office and railroad service
 
Powhatan   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Welch
 - Powhatan had a post office and railroad service
 
Rock View   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saulsville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shraders (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Welch
 - 1895 population of 8 people
 - Shraders had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sun Hill   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Welch
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Switchback   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Welch
 - Switchback had railroad service and no post office

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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 Welch, 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 from Welch. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Welch) 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 Welch. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Welch

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Welch. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4329, Longitude: -81.5803     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Welch have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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