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1890 Communities Near Wilson ...

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

Aarons   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blundon   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson
 - Blundon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carney   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Carney was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Wilson
 - Carney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Charleston   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 47,929 people in 2017)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Coco   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Wilson
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilson
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Island Branch   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Island Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrett   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilson
 - Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Wilson
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Legg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Wilson
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malden   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Mink   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson
 - Mink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mound   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Wilson
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Odell   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Odell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poca   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilson
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raymond City   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Rocky Fork   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilson
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Albans   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Sissonville   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Sissonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilson
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilson
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Wilson
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilson
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3854, Longitude: -81.5935     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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