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1890 Communities Near Rita ...

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

Baileysville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Rita
 - Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bald Knob   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rita
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bandytown   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rita
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapmanville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rita
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,171 people in 2016)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Christian   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rita
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crany   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) from Rita
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Danville   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rita
 - Danville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rita
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hanover   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rita
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hewett   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rita
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iaeger   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rita
 - 1895 population of 51 people (with 267 people in 2016)
 - Iaeger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamboree (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rita
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Jamboree had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesse   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rita
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Rita
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lincoln   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rita
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rita
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Man   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rita
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Spring   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rita
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oceana   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rita
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,280 people in 2016)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oilville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rita
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Phelps (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rita
 - Phelps had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinsonfork (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rita
 - Pinsonfork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock View   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rita
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rural (KY)   (Pike County (KY))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West (W) from Rita
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sun Hill   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rita
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Van   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rita
 - Van 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 Rita, 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 beginning in Rita. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rita) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rita. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7704, Longitude: -81.9321     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rita have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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