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1890 Communities Near Werner ...

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

Belington   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the East (E) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 1,864 people in 2017)
 - Belington had a post office and railroad service
 
Calhoun   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Calhoun had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elk City   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Elk City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkins   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 737 people (with 7,047 people in 2017)
 - Elkins had a post office and railroad service
 
Flora   (Barbour County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Flora was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Flora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilman   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Werner
 - Gilman had railroad service and no post office
 
Huffman   (Barbour County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huffman was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Werner
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ivy   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Ivy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kalamazoo   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Werner
 - Kalamazoo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kedron   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Werner
 - Kedron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kerens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Werner
 - Kerens had a post office and railroad service
 
Kingsville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Kingsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirt   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Werner
 - Kirt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leadsville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Leadsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meadowville   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Meadowville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Middle Fork   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Middle Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 252 people
 - Middle Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Overhill   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Werner
 - Overhill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pecks Run   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Pecks Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Philippi   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 378 people (with 3,380 people in 2017)
 - Philippi had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Run   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Sand Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swamp Run   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Swamp Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talbott   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Werner
 - Talbott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vannoys Mill   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Werner
 - Vannoys Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whyte   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Werner
 - Whyte had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilmoth   (Barbour County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wilmoth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Werner
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Wilmoth 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 Werner, 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 beginning in Werner. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Werner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Werner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0179, Longitude: -80.0104     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Werner have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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