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1890 Communities Near Rock Branch ...

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

Bancroft   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock Branch
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
 
Confidence   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Rock Branch
 - Confidence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Branch
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Extra   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Rock Branch
 - Extra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garretts Bend   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock Branch
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hugo   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock Branch
 - Hugo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurricane   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Rock Branch
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,542 people in 2017)
 - Hurricane had a post office and railroad service
 
Legg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Branch
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liberty   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock Branch
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Midway   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock Branch
 - Midway 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 Southeast (SE) from Rock Branch
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Paradise   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Rock Branch
 - Paradise had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plymouth   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock Branch
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Poca   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Rock Branch
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Branch
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raymond City   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Rock Branch
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Red House   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock Branch
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
 
Rocky Fork   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Rock Branch
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Albans   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Rock Branch
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Rock Branch
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Scary   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rock Branch
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
Sigman   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock Branch
 - Sigman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sissonville   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Branch
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Sissonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Branch
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Teays   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Rock Branch
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tornado   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock Branch
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winfield   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock Branch
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,359 people in 2017)
 - Winfield 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 Rock Branch, 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' distance beginning in Rock Branch. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Branch) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Branch. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4476, Longitude: -81.8176     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Branch have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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