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1890 Communities Near River Bend ...

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

Bancroft   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North (N) from River Bend
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
 
Charleston   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from River Bend
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 49,138 people in 2016)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Culloden   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from River Bend
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Culloden had a post office and railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from River Bend
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Garretts Bend   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from River Bend
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Griffithsville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from River Bend
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamlin   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from River Bend
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 1,114 people in 2016)
 - Hamlin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurricane   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from River Bend
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,604 people in 2016)
 - Hurricane had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from River Bend
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Mound   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from River Bend
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Nye   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from River Bend
 - Nye had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plymouth   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from River Bend
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Poca   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from River Bend
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 989 people in 2016)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from River Bend
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raymond City   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from River Bend
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Red House   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from River Bend
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
 
Rocky Fork   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from River Bend
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Albans   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from River Bend
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 10,553 people in 2016)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from River Bend
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Scary   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from River Bend
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from River Bend
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from River Bend
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Sweetland   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from River Bend
 - Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Teays   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from River Bend
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - tornado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winfield   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from River Bend
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,357 people in 2016)
 - Winfield had a post office and no railroad service

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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



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 River Bend, 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 River Bend. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- River Bend) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3515, Longitude: -81.8485     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for River Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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