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1890 Communities Near Ridgeville ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Ridgeville had a population of 45 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Antioch   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Antioch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barnum   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ridgeville
 - Barnum had a post office and railroad service
 
Black Oak (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ridgeville
 - Black Oak had railroad service and no post office
 
Blaine   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ridgeville
 - Blaine had a post office and railroad service
 
Bloomington (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 295 people
 - Bloomington had a post office and railroad service
 
Burlington   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Burlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chaffee   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ridgeville
 - Chaffee had railroad service and no post office
 
Dawson (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ridgeville
 - Dawson had a post office and railroad service
 
Elk Garden   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 723 people (with 220 people in 2017)
 - Elk Garden had a post office and railroad service
 
Harrison   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Ridgeville
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hartmansville   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Hartmansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Headsville   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Headsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Junction   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ridgeville
 - Junction had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keyser   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 2,165 people (with 5,077 people in 2017)
 - Keyser had a post office and railroad service
 
Laurel Dale   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Laurel Dale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Martin   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Martin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Piedmont   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 2,100 people (with 813 people in 2017)
 - Piedmont had a post office and railroad service
 
Purgitsville   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ridgeville
 - Purgitsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reeses Mill   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Reeses Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shaw   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Shaw had a post office and railroad service
 
Warnocks   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ridgeville
 - Warnocks had railroad service and no post office
 
West Virginia Central Junction   (Mineral County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ridgeville
 - West Virginia Central Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Westernport (MD)   (Allegany County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 1,526 people (with 1,767 people in 2017)
 - Westernport had a post office and railroad service
 
Williamsport   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridgeville
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Williamsport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Windom   (Mineral County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Windom was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ridgeville
 - Windom 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 Ridgeville, 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 stretches from Ridgeville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgeville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3484, Longitude: -78.9906     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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