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1890 Communities Near East River ...

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>


East River itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 14 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

Ada   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from East River
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
 
Bethel   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bethel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from East River
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluefield   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from East River
 - 1895 population of 1,775 people (with 9,869 people in 2017)
 - Bluefield had a post office and railroad service
 
Byron (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from East River
 - Byron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Fork (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from East River
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Clear Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duhring   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from East River
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Duhring had a post office and railroad service
 
Elgood   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from East River
 - Elgood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flipping   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from East River
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Flipping had railroad service and no post office
 
Glen Lyn (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from East River
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Glen Lyn had a post office and railroad service
 
Hicksville (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from East River
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Hicksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Brook (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from East River
 - 1895 population of 5 people
 - Holly Brook had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ingleside   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from East River
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Ingleside had a post office and railroad service
 
Kimberling (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from East River
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Kimberling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lashmeet   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from East River
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lurich (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from East River
 - Lurich had railroad service and no post office
 
Mechanicsburg (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from East River
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Mechanicsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mercers Saltworks   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mercers Saltworks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from East River
 - Mercers Saltworks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Narrows (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from East River
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 1,960 people in 2017)
 - Narrows had railroad service and no post office
 
New Hope   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from East River
 - 1895 population of 10 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakvale   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from East River
 - Oakvale had railroad service and no post office
 
Peterstown   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from East River
 - 1895 population of 400 people (with 636 people in 2017)
 - Peterstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinoak   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from East River
 - Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Point Pleasant (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from East River
 - 1895 population of 5 people
 - Point Pleasant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Princeton   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from East River
 - 1895 population of 320 people (with 5,822 people in 2017)
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rocky Gap (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from East River
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Rocky Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shumate (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from East River
 - Shumate had railroad service and no post office
 
Spanishburg   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from East River
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Spanishburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thessalia (VA)   (Giles County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from East River
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Thessalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Willowton   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from East River
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Willowton 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 East River, 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 East River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- East River) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3168, Longitude: -81.0223     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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