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1890 Communities Near Whitby ...

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

Cirtsville   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whitby
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crow   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whitby
 - Crow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daniels   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Daniels had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunns   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Dunns had a post office and no railroad service
 
Egeria   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Egeria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellison   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flat Top   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Flat Top had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glade   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whitby
 - Glade had railroad service and no post office
 
Grandview   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitby
 - Grandview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jumping Branch   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 95 people
 - Jumping Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lester   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 11 people (with 323 people in 2017)
 - Lester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matville   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGraws   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Whitby
 - McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hope   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Whitby
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odd   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Odd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Packs Ferry   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Whitby
 - Packs Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pemberton   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Pemberton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinoak   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Whitby
 - Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pipestem   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whitby
 - Pipestem had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prince   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitby
 - Prince had a post office and railroad service
 
Prosperity   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Quinnimont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 600 people
 - Quinnimont had a post office and railroad service
 
Saulsville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shady Spring   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Shady Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spanishburg   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Spanishburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
True   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whitby
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - True 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 Whitby, 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Whitby. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6662, Longitude: -81.1843     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitby have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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