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1890 Communities Near Riverside ...

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

Borland   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Riverside
 - Borland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cairo   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 425 people (with 267 people in 2016)
 - Cairo had a post office and railroad service
 
Cantwell   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Riverside
 - Cantwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cisco   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Riverside
 - Cisco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cokeleys   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Riverside
 - Cokeleys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornwallis   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Cornwallis had a post office and railroad service
 
Deerwalk   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Deerwalk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eaton   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Riverside
 - Eaton had railroad service and no post office
 
Ellenboro   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 346 people in 2016)
 - Ellenboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Finch   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Finch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Freed   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Riverside
 - Freed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Freeport   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Freeport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goffs   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Goffs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrisville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,750 people in 2016)
 - Harrisville had railroad service and no post office
 
Hartley   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Riverside
 - Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hazelgreen   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 4 people
 - Hazelgreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highland   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Highland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horseneck   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Horseneck had a post office and no railroad service
 
League   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Riverside
 - League had a post office and no railroad service
 
Munday   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Riverside
 - Munday had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nutter Farm   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Riverside
 - Nutter Farm had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxbow   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Riverside
 - Oxbow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Petroleum   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Petroleum had a post office and railroad service
 
Rusk   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Riverside
 - Rusk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Schultz   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Schultz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Smithville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walker   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Walker had a post office and 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 Riverside, 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 Riverside. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Riverside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1729, Longitude: -81.1768     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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