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1890 Communities Near Rock Creek ...

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

Bandytown   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Creek
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapmanville   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,171 people in 2016)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comfort   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Rock Creek
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Danville   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock Creek
 - Danville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock Creek
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Foster   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Rock Creek
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fourteen   (Lincoln County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fourteen was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Fourteen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garretts Bend   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock Creek
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Creek
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Griffithsville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamlin   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 1,114 people in 2016)
 - Hamlin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hewett   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jenks   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rock Creek
 - Jenks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock Creek
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Myra   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Myra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nelson   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Rock Creek
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock Creek
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Spurlockville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Rock Creek
 - Spurlockville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sweetland   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock Creek
 - Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tornado   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Rock Creek
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Van   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Creek
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Creek
 - Winifrede 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 Rock Creek, 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 stretches from Rock Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rock Creek) 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 Rock Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1010, Longitude: -81.8475     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Creek have been estimated.

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