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1890 Communities Near Wilsontown ...

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

Alexander   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wilsontown
 - Alexander had railroad service and no post office
 
Alton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
 
Arlington   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Arlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyd   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Boyd was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilsontown
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canaan   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilsontown
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crawford   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilsontown
 - Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duffy   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Duffy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilsontown
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
French Creek   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - French Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frenchton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Frenchton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilsontown
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hampton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 550 people
 - Hampton had railroad service and no post office
 
Hettie   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilsontown
 - Hettie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hinkleville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Hinkleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ireland   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Ireland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonville   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Jacksonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Head   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Wilsontown
 - Kanawha Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Wildcat   (Lewis County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Little Wildcat was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Little Wildcat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mayton   (Webster County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mayton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilsontown
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Cave   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Wilsontown
 - Rock Cave had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sago   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sago had a post office and railroad service
 
Selbyville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sellers   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sellers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilsontown
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vandalia   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilsontown
 - Vandalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walkersville   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilsontown
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Walkersville 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 Wilsontown, 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 that starts in Wilsontown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilsontown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wilsontown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wilsontown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilsontown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8214, Longitude: -80.3389     [Map].

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