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1890 Communities Near Rock ...

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

Abbs Valley   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Abbs Valley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Rock
 - Abbs Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ada   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
 
Bethel   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bethel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluefield   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 1,775 people (with 9,869 people in 2017)
 - Bluefield had a post office and railroad service
 
Bramwell   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 499 people (with 346 people in 2017)
 - Bramwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Byron (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock
 - Byron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Fork (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Clear Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Rock
 - Coaldale had a post office and railroad service
 
Coopers   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Coopers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duhring   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Duhring had a post office and railroad service
 
Elkhorn   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
 
Ennis   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Rock
 - Ennis had a post office and railroad service
 
Falls Mills (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 228 people
 - Falls Mills had a post office and railroad service
 
Flipping   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Flipping had railroad service and no post office
 
Freeman   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Freeman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ingleside   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Ingleside had a post office and railroad service
 
Lashmeet   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maybeury   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 875 people
 - Maybeury had railroad service and no post office
 
New Hope   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 10 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinoak   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Rock
 - Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pocahontas (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 2,953 people (with 362 people in 2017)
 - Pocahontas had a post office and railroad service
 
Princeton   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 320 people (with 5,822 people in 2017)
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rocky Gap (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Rocky Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Clair (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spanishburg   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rock
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Spanishburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Switchback   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Rock
 - Switchback had railroad service and no post office

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Mercer County

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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, 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 starting from Rock. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3679, Longitude: -81.2220     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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