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1890 Communities Near Wilmore ...

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

Algoma   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the East (E) from Wilmore
 - Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baileysville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilmore
 - Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bearwallow (VA)   (Buchanan County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Wilmore
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bearwallow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bradshaw   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilmore
 - Bradshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Christian   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilmore
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkhorn   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wilmore
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
 
Ennis   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wilmore
 - Ennis had a post office and railroad service
 
Hanover   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilmore
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harman (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) from Wilmore
 - Harman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iaeger   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Wilmore
 - 1895 population of 51 people (with 255 people in 2017)
 - Iaeger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesse   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilmore
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kyle   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Wilmore
 - Kyle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lincoln   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Wilmore
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
 
Man   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilmore
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newfound   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilmore
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Spring   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilmore
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oceana   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilmore
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,245 people in 2017)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Paw Paw (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Wilmore
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Paw Paw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pineville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilmore
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 599 people in 2017)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Wilmore
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powhatan   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wilmore
 - Powhatan had a post office and railroad service
 
Rock View   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilmore
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saulsville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilmore
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sayersville (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilmore
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Sayersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shraders (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilmore
 - 1895 population of 8 people
 - Shraders had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sun Hill   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilmore
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Switchback   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wilmore
 - Switchback had railroad service and no post office

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The Communities of West Virginia

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About West Virginia

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The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/



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 Wilmore, 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 from Wilmore. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wilmore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilmore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4587, Longitude: -81.7523     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilmore have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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