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1890 Communities Near Ridge Farms ...

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

Arnettsville   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Ridge Farms
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Arnettsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barrackville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ridge Farms
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 1,299 people in 2017)
 - Barrackville had a post office and railroad service
 
Canton   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ridge Farms
 - Canton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cassville   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ridge Farms
 - Cassville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catawba   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ridge Farms
 - Catawba had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairmont   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridge Farms
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people (with 18,467 people in 2017)
 - Fairmont had a post office and railroad service
 
Forksburg   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ridge Farms
 - Forksburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaston   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridge Farms
 - Gaston had railroad service and no post office
 
Gaston Junction   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridge Farms
 - Gaston Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Georgetown   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ridge Farms
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Georgetown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hagans   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ridge Farms
 - Hagans had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hoodsville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ridge Farms
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Hoodsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hoult   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridge Farms
 - Hoult had a post office and railroad service
 
Jakes Run   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ridge Farms
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Jakes Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laurel Point   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ridge Farms
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Laurel Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Falls   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Ridge Farms
 - Little Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Lowsville   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Ridge Farms
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Lowsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montana   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Ridge Farms
 - Montana had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Harmony   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ridge Farms
 - Mount Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opekiska   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Ridge Farms
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Opekiska had a post office and railroad service
 
Palatine   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridge Farms
 - 1895 population of 860 people
 - Palatine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rivesville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Ridge Farms
 - 1895 population of 165 people (with 917 people in 2017)
 - Rivesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Uffington   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Ridge Farms
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Uffington had a post office and railroad service
 
Upton   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ridge Farms
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Watson   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridge Farms
 - Watson had a post office and 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 Ridge Farms, 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 Ridge Farms. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridge Farms) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridge Farms. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5645, Longitude: -80.1140     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridge Farms have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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