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1890 Communities Near Rivesville ...

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 Rivesville had a population of 165 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Rivesville had a population of 917 people.

Arnettsville   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rivesville
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Arnettsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barrackville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rivesville
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 1,299 people in 2017)
 - Barrackville had a post office and railroad service
 
Bentons Ferry   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rivesville
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Bentons Ferry had a post office and railroad service
 
Canton   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rivesville
 - Canton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catawba   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Rivesville
 - Catawba had a post office and railroad service
 
Colfax   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Rivesville
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairmont   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rivesville
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people (with 18,467 people in 2017)
 - Fairmont had a post office and railroad service
 
Farmington   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Rivesville
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 369 people in 2017)
 - Farmington had a post office and railroad service
 
Forksburg   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rivesville
 - Forksburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaston   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rivesville
 - Gaston had railroad service and no post office
 
Gaston Junction   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rivesville
 - Gaston Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Georgetown   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rivesville
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Georgetown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hagans   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Rivesville
 - Hagans had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hoodsville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rivesville
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Hoodsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hoult   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rivesville
 - Hoult had a post office and railroad service
 
Little Falls   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rivesville
 - Little Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Lowsville   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rivesville
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Lowsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monongah   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rivesville
 - Monongah had a post office and railroad service
 
 - montana had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Harmony   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rivesville
 - Mount Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opekiska   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rivesville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Opekiska had a post office and railroad service
 
Palatine   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rivesville
 - 1895 population of 860 people
 - Palatine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samaria   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rivesville
 - Samaria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thoburn   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rivesville
 - Thoburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upton   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Rivesville
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Watson   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rivesville
 - Watson had a post office and railroad service

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

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

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 Rivesville, 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 that begins in Rivesville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rivesville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rivesville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rivesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rivesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5319, Longitude: -80.1205     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rivesville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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