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Welcome to Ruffin ...

Ruffin is located in Rockingham County<1>.

Ruffin is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Ruffin lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ruffin lies within the (336) area code.

The ZIP code for Ruffin: 27326<3>

Communities Also Named Ruffin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Ruffin - they are located in Arkansas, South Carolina and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ruffin.

Communities near Ruffin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ruffin.

  • Danville [Danville City]
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    • Danville [Danville City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Ruffin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,869 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<5>
  • Eden [Rockingham County]
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    • Eden [Rockingham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Ruffin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,867 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<5>
  • Reidsville [Rockingham County]
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    • Reidsville [Rockingham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Ruffin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,993 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reidsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidsville<5>
  • Wentworth [Rockingham County]
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    • Wentworth [Rockingham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Ruffin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,734 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yanceyville [Caswell County]
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      • Yanceyville [Caswell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,941 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yanceyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yanceyville<5>
    • Ridgeway [Henry County]
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      • Ridgeway [Henry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<5>
    • Ossipee [Alamance County]
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      • Ossipee [Alamance County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossipee have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossipee
    • Milton [Caswell County]
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      • Milton [Caswell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<5>
    • Bethel [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Caswell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Ruffin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Pelham [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Caswell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Ruffin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ruffin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ruffin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ruffin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ruffin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ruffin. See our Newspapers Page for Ruffin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ruffin ...

Looking for more information about Ruffin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ruffin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ruffin.

Adding Ruffin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ruffin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ruffin was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ruffin on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ruffin on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Rockingham County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ruffin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Rockingham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ruffin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Ruffin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ruffin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ruffin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ruffin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RuffinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruffin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4473, Longitude: -79.5448    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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