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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.

Acme   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the North (N) from Rock Creek
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bald Knob   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Rock Creek
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bandytown   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rock Creek
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cirtsville   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Rock Creek
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Creek   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crany   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decota   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Decota had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - dry creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock Creek
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrolds Valley   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesse   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock Creek
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kincaid   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rock Creek
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lester   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 11 people (with 323 people in 2017)
 - Lester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matville   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGraws   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Rock Creek
 - McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mossy   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rock Creek
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hope   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Rock Creek
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newfound   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oceana   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,245 people in 2017)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pemberton   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Pemberton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prosperity   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Redbird   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Rock Creek
 - Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock View   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roseville   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Creek
 - Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saulsville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Van   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rock Creek
 - Van 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 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 'straight-line' distance that starts in Rock Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8507, Longitude: -81.4518     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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