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1890 Communities Near Wiggins ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service.

Alderson   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 663 people (with 1,155 people in 2017)
 - Alderson had a post office and railroad service
 
Bargers Springs   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Bargers Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brooks   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Brooks had a post office and railroad service
 
Buck   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Wiggins
 - Buck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayton   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Clayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crumps Bottom   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crumps Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellison   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elton   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forest Hill   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Forest Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Sulphur Springs   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Green Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenville   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wiggins
 - Greenville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hilldale   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wiggins
 - Hilldale had railroad service and no post office
 
Hinton   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 2,570 people (with 2,448 people in 2017)
 - Hinton had a post office and railroad service
 
Indian Mills   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Wiggins
 - Indian Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Johnson Crossroads   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Johnson Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jumping Branch   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 95 people
 - Jumping Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowell   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Lowell had a post office and railroad service
 
New Richmond   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While New Richmond was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 88 people
 - New Richmond had a post office and railroad service
 
Packs Ferry   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wiggins
 - Packs Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pipestem   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wiggins
 - Pipestem had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riffe   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Wiggins
 - Riffe had railroad service and no post office
 
Sandstone   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wiggins
 - Sandstone had railroad service and no post office
 
Santifee   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Santifee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wiggins
 - Santifee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talcott   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 288 people
 - Talcott had a post office and railroad service
 
True   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - True had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warford   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Warford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wiggins
 - Warford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wayside   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wiggins
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wolfcreek   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Wiggins
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Wolfcreek 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 Wiggins, 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 starting in Wiggins. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wiggins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wiggins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6593, Longitude: -80.8379     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wiggins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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