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1890 Communities Near Whetstone ...

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

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Amma   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whetstone
 - 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Whetstone
 - Apgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Clendenin   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Whetstone
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,142 people in 2017)
 - Clendenin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clio   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whetstone
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Elmira   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whetstone
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Elmira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enon   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whetstone
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Enon had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Frametown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whetstone
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Frametown had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Gilboa   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whetstone
 - Gilboa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gould   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whetstone
 - Gould had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Harrison   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Whetstone
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herold   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whetstone
 - Herold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hookersville   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whetstone
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Hookersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Ira   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whetstone
 - Ira had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Kester   (Roane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kester was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whetstone
 - Kester had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Lizemores   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Whetstone
 - Lizemores had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Whetstone
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Minnora   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Whetstone
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Minnora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Muddlety   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whetstone
 - Muddlety had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Newton   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whetstone
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Oka   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whetstone
 - Oka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Osbornes Mills   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whetstone
 - Osbornes Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Pigeon   (Roane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whetstone
 - Pigeon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Procious   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Whetstone
 - Procious had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Sleith   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whetstone
 - Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stinson   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Whetstone
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strange Creek   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whetstone
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Strange Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Twistville   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Twistville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whetstone
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Twistville had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Valley Fork   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whetstone
 - Valley Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Wattsville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Whetstone
 - Wattsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wellford   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Whetstone
 - Wellford had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Zela   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whetstone
 - 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 Whetstone, 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 that starts in Whetstone. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whetstone) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whetstone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5018, Longitude: -81.0557     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whetstone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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