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1890 Communities Near Rig ...

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

Arthur   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Arthur had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bismarck   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Bismarck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Doman   (Hardy County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Doman was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Doman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fabius   (Hardy County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fabius was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glebe   (Hampshire County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Glebe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Glebe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenland   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Greenland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hopeville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Inkerman   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Inkerman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jordan Run   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Jordan Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lahmansville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Lahmansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Martin   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Martin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Masonville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Masonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mathias   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rig
 - Mathias had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maysville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Medley   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Medley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moorefield   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 495 people (with 2,433 people in 2017)
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Needmore   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Rig
 - Needmore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Old Fields   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Old Fields had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pansy   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rig
 - Pansy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peru   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Peru had a post office and no railroad service
 
Petersburg   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 325 people (with 2,593 people in 2017)
 - Petersburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Purgitsville   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rig
 - Purgitsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Seemly   (Grant County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Seemly was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Seemly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Seymourville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Seymourville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Williamsport   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Rig
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Williamsport 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 Rig, 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 starting from Rig. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rig) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rig. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0390, Longitude: -79.0456     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rig have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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