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Our Genealogy Helper for Rio ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rio (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rio. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rio is located in Hampshire County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hampshire County: Allegany (MD), Frederick (VA), Hardy, Mineral & Morgan.

Below are the counties that are near Rio. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rio:

  • Hampshire County     (The home county of Rio)
    • Sedan [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedan
      • Sedan [Hampshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sedan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedan
    • Yellow Spring [Hampshire County]
    • Augusta [Hampshire County]
    • Lehew [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehew
      • Lehew [Hampshire County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehew
    • Romney [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romney
      • Romney [Hampshire County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Romney<3>
    • Capon Bridge [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capon Bridge
      • Capon Bridge [Hampshire County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capon Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capon Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capon Bridge<3>
    • Three Churches [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Churches
      • Three Churches [Hampshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Churches
    • Slanesville [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slanesville
      • Slanesville [Hampshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slanesville
    • Ritters [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ritters
      • Ritters [Hampshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ritters
    • Springfield [Hampshire County]
  • Berkeley County
  • Grant County
    • Arthur [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
      • Arthur [Grant County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
    • Greenland [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
      • Greenland [Grant County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
    • Petersburg [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Grant County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,683 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<3>
    • Dorcas [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorcas
      • Dorcas [Grant County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorcas
    • Bayard [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayard
      • Bayard [Grant County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayard
  • Hardy County
    • Wardensville [Hardy County]
    • Baker [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker
      • Baker [Hardy County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
    • Fort Run [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Run
      • Fort Run [Hardy County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Run
    • Lost City [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost City
      • Lost City [Hardy County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost City<3>
    • Moorefield [Hardy County]
  • Mineral County
    • Burlington [Mineral County]
    • Fort Ashby [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ashby
      • Fort Ashby [Mineral County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Ashby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ashby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Ashby<3>
    • New Creek [Mineral County]
    • Keyser [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyser
      • Keyser [Mineral County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser<3>
    • Short Gap [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Gap
      • Short Gap [Mineral County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Short Gap
    • Hartmansville [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartmansville
      • Hartmansville [Mineral County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartmansville
    • Sulphur City [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur City
      • Sulphur City [Mineral County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur City
    • Elk Garden [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Garden
      • Elk Garden [Mineral County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Garden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Garden<3>
    • Piedmont [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Mineral County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<3>
    • Wiley Ford [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiley Ford
      • Wiley Ford [Mineral County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiley Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiley Ford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wiley Ford<3>
    • Carpendale [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpendale
      • Carpendale [Mineral County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpendale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpendale
    • Ridgeley [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeley
      • Ridgeley [Mineral County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeley<3>
  • Morgan County
    • Paw Paw [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paw Paw
      • Paw Paw [Morgan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paw Paw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paw Paw<3>
  • Allegany County (MD)
    • Oldtown [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldtown
      • Oldtown [Allegany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oldtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oldtown<3>
    • Keifers [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keifers
      • Keifers [Allegany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keifers
    • Spring Gap [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Gap
      • Spring Gap [Allegany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Gap
    • Rawlings [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlings
      • Rawlings [Allegany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawlings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rawlings<3>
    • Luke [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luke
      • Luke [Allegany County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luke
    • Westernport [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westernport
      • Westernport [Allegany County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westernport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westernport<3>
    • Barton [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barton
      • Barton [Allegany County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton
    • Lonaconing [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonaconing
      • Lonaconing [Allegany County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,096 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonaconing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonaconing<3>
    • Midland [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Allegany County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
    • Cumberland [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Allegany County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumberland<3>
    • La Vale [Allegany County]
    • Little Orleans [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Orleans
      • Little Orleans [Allegany County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Orleans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Orleans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Orleans<3>
  • Garrett County (MD)
    • Kitzmiller [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kitzmiller
      • Kitzmiller [Garrett County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kitzmiller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kitzmiller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kitzmiller<3>
    • Swanton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanton
      • Swanton [Garrett County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanton<3>
    • Deer Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<3>
  • Clarke County (VA)
    • White Post [Clarke County]
    • Boyce [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
      • Boyce [Clarke County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 629 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce<3>
    • Berryville [Clarke County]
  • Fauquier County (VA)
    • Petersburg [Fauquier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Fauquier County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
    • Markham [Fauquier County]
  • Frederick County (VA)
    • Fawcett Gap [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fawcett Gap
      • Fawcett Gap [Frederick County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fawcett Gap. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fawcett Gap
    • Hayfield [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayfield
      • Hayfield [Frederick County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayfield
    • Middletown [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Frederick County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<3>
    • Nordic Village [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nordic Village
      • Nordic Village [Frederick County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nordic Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nordic Village
    • Cross Junction [Frederick County]
    • Day - Mar Village [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Day - Mar Village
      • Day - Mar Village [Frederick County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Day - Mar Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Day - Mar Village
    • Stephens City [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephens City
      • Stephens City [Frederick County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephens City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephens City<3>
    • Albin [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albin
      • Albin [Frederick County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albin
    • Echo Village [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Village
      • Echo Village [Frederick County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Village
    • Cedar Grove [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Frederick County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Siler [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siler
      • Siler [Frederick County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siler
    • Armel [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armel
      • Armel [Frederick County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armel
  • Page County (VA)
    • Luray [Page County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray [Page County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,849 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luray<3>
    • Stanley [Page County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Page County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,676 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<3>
  • Rappahannock County (VA)
    • Sperryville [Rappahannock County]
    • Washington [Rappahannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Rappahannock County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<3>
  • Rockingham County (VA)
    • Timberville [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberville
      • Timberville [Rockingham County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberville<3>
    • Broadway [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadway
      • Broadway [Rockingham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadway<3>
  • Shenandoah County (VA)
    • Columbia Furnace [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia Furnace
      • Columbia Furnace [Shenandoah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Furnace
    • Maurertown [Shenandoah County]
    • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toms Brook
      • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toms Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toms Brook<3>
    • Strasburg [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
      • Strasburg [Shenandoah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strasburg<3>
    • Woodstock [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Shenandoah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,293 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<3>
    • Edinburg [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
      • Edinburg [Shenandoah County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<3>
    • Basye-Bryce Mountain [Shenandoah County]
    • Dilbeck [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dilbeck
      • Dilbeck [Shenandoah County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dilbeck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dilbeck
    • Orkney Springs [Shenandoah County]
    • Mount Jackson [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Jackson
      • Mount Jackson [Shenandoah County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Jackson<3>
    • New Market [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Market
      • New Market [Shenandoah County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Market
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Market<3>
  • Warren County (VA)
    • Reliance [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reliance
      • Reliance [Warren County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reliance
    • Limeton [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limeton
      • Limeton [Warren County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limeton
    • Overall [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overall
      • Overall [Warren County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overall
    • Riverton [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Warren County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
    • Royal Village [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Village
      • Royal Village [Warren County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Village
    • Front Royal [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Front Royal
      • Front Royal [Warren County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Front Royal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Front Royal<3>
    • Viscose City [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viscose City
      • Viscose City [Warren County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viscose City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viscose City
  • Winchester City (VA)
    • Winchester [Winchester City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Winchester City] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,700 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rio, see our County-by-County Page for Rio.

Newspapers Published in Rio ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rio.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rio, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rio.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rio:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Rio ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rio.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rio covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Heare Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heare Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heare Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heare Cemetery
  • Clagett Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clagett Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clagett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clagett Cemetery
  • Wilson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
  • Alum - Bank Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alum - Bank Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alum - Bank Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alum - Bank Cemetery
  • Hotts Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hotts Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hotts Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hotts Chapel Cemetery
  • Mountaindale Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountaindale Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountaindale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mountaindale Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rio.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountaindale Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Green Lane Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Lane Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Lane Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Green Lane Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rio.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lane Cemetery
    • St. James Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. James Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. James Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. James Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rio.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. James Cemetery
    • Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Grove Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rio.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Rio.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Green Mount Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Mount Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Mount Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Green Mount Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rio.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Mount Cemetery
    • Sugar Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sugar Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sugar Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sugar Hill Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill Cemetery
    • Gravel Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gravel Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gravel Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gravel Springs Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Rio.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Springs Cemetery
    • Racey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Racey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Racey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Racey Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Rio.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racey Cemetery
    • New Dale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Dale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Dale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Dale Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rio.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Dale Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Rio had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rio, with the one closest to Rio listed first.

  • Rio [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio
    • Rio [Hampshire County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rio
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rio had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rio have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio
  • Kirby [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
    • Kirby [Hampshire County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rio
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kirby had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
  • Wardensville [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wardensville
    • Wardensville [Hardy County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rio
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 106 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wardensville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wardensville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wardensville<3>
  • Delray [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delray
    • Delray [Hampshire County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rio
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Delray had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delray
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delray<3>
  • Inkerman [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inkerman
    • Inkerman [Hardy County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rio
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Inkerman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inkerman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inkerman
  • Ruckman [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruckman
    • Ruckman [Hampshire County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rio
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ruckman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruckman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruckman
  • Continue List ...
    • Doman [Hardy County] - Historic
      • While Doman was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doman
      • Doman [Hardy County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rio
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Doman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Needmore [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Hardy County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rio
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Needmore had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
    • Millbrook [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millbrook
      • Millbrook [Hampshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rio
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Millbrook had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millbrook
    • Sedan [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedan
      • Sedan [Hampshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rio
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sedan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sedan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedan
    • Fabius [Hardy County] - Historic
      • While Fabius was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fabius
      • Fabius [Hardy County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Rio
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fabius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Capon Springs [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capon Springs
      • Capon Springs [Hampshire County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 154 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Capon Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capon Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capon Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capon Springs<3>
    • Yellow Spring [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Spring
      • Yellow Spring [Hampshire County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Rio
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Yellow Spring had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yellow Spring<3>
    • Dillons Run [Hampshire County] - Historic
      • While Dillons Run was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillons Run
      • Dillons Run [Hampshire County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rio
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dillons Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillons Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Augusta [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Augusta
      • Augusta [Hampshire County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Rio
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 101 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Augusta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Augusta<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rio. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rio.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rio ...

While our initial data about Rio came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rio in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rio.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Rio:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rio. See our Misc Page for Rio for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Hampshire County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rio. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1384, Longitude: -78.6700       In this case, the coordinates for Rio have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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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