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1890 Communities Near Rockdale ...

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

Alikanna (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rockdale
 - Alikanna had a post office and railroad service
 
Beech Bottom   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockdale
 - Beech Bottom had railroad service and no post office
 
Bethany   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 340 people (with 1,002 people in 2016)
 - Bethany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brilliant (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 944 people (with 1,672 people in 1990)
 - Brilliant had a post office and railroad service
 
Colliers   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Colliers had a post office and railroad service
 
Cross Creek (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Cross Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dinsmore (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Dinsmore had a post office and railroad service
 
Dunsfort (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Dunsfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eldersville (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 212 people
 - Eldersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fernwood (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rockdale
 - Fernwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Georges Run (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Rockdale
 - Georges Run had railroad service and no post office
 
Gould (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rockdale
 - Gould had railroad service and no post office
 
Hanlin Station (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Hanlin Station had a post office and railroad service
 
Independence (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 183 people
 - Independence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lazearville   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 317 people
 - Lazearville had a post office and railroad service
 
Mingo Junction (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 1,623 people (with 3,302 people in 2016)
 - Mingo Junction had a post office and railroad service
 
New Alexandria (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 263 people in 2016)
 - New Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Paris (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Paris had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pattersons Mill (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Pattersons Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reeds Mill (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Reeds Mill had a post office and railroad service
 
Rush Run (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Rush Run had a post office and railroad service
 
Salt Run (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockdale
 - Salt Run had railroad service and no post office
 
Short Creek   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Short Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Steubenville (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 13,394 people (with 18,072 people in 2016)
 - Steubenville had a post office and railroad service
 
Warrenton (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 307 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and railroad service
 
Wellsburg   (Brooke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 2,235 people (with 2,657 people in 2016)
 - Wellsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
West Liberty   (Ohio County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,471 people in 2016)
 - West Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Middletown (PA)   (Washington County (PA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 235 people (with 137 people in 2016)
 - West Middletown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wintersville (OH)   (Jefferson County (OH))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rockdale
 - 1895 population of 83 people (with 3,774 people in 2016)
 - Wintersville 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 Rockdale, 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Rockdale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockdale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3048, Longitude: -80.5801     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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