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1890 Communities Near Whittaker ...

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

Acme   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Whittaker
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beckwith   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Beckwith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whittaker
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Creek   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coalburg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Crescent   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
Crown Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whittaker
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Decota   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Decota had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deep Water   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dempsey   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Dempsey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whittaker
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
Eagle   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whittaker
 - Eagle had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bank   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whittaker
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Gauley   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whittaker
 - Gauley had railroad service and no post office
 
Gauley Bridge   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 180 people (with 570 people in 2017)
 - Gauley Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Handley   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 325 people in 2017)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Jarrolds Valley   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Falls   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Kincaid   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whittaker
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whittaker
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Mossy   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whittaker
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Carbon   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 3,432 people
 - Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Powellton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roseville   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whittaker
 - Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whittaker
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whittaker
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whittaker
 - Winifrede Junction 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 Whittaker, 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 beginning in Whittaker. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whittaker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whittaker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0776, Longitude: -81.3801     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whittaker have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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