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1890 Communities Near Rio ...

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 in 1895, Rio had a post office and no railroad service.

Augusta   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North (N) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 101 people
 - Augusta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barnes Mill   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Rio
 - Barnes Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Capon Springs   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Capon Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delray   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Delray had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dillons Run   (Hampshire County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dillons Run was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dillons Run 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rio
 - 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rio
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Glebe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gravel Springs (VA)   (Frederick County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Gravel Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hooks Mills   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Hooks Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Inkerman   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Inkerman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirby   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Kirby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lehew   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rio
 - Lehew had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millbrook   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rio
 - Millbrook had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Falls (VA)   (Frederick County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Mountain Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Needmore   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rio
 - Needmore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Old Fields   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Old Fields had a post office and no railroad service
 
Perry   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 10 people
 - Perry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasantdale   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Pleasantdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockland   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Rio
 - Rockland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruckman   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Ruckman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sedan   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Sedan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Van Buren Furnace (VA)   (Shenandoah County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Van Buren Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wardensville   (Hardy County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 261 people in 2017)
 - Wardensville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yellow Spring   (Hampshire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Yellow Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zepp (VA)   (Shenandoah County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rio
 - 1895 population of 34 people
 - Zepp 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 Rio, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Rio. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rio) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rio. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1384, Longitude: -78.6700     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rio have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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