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1890 Communities Near Rockland ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Rockland had railroad service and no post office.

Alderson   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the West (W) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 663 people (with 1,173 people in 2016)
 - Alderson had a post office and railroad service
 
Alta   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Rockland
 - Alta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Asbury   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blaker Mills   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rockland
 - Blaker Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caldwell   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rockland
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Fort Spring   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Fort Spring had a post office and railroad service
 
Glace   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Glace had railroad service and no post office
 
Hillsdale   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Hillsdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollywood   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rockland
 - Hollywood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Johnson Crossroads   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Johnson Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keenan   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Rockland
 - Keenan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Knobs   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rockland
 - Knobs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewisburg   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 1,016 people (with 3,921 people in 2016)
 - Lewisburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monitor   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rockland
 - Monitor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nickells Mill   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Nickells Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Patton   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Patton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickaway   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Pickaway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richlands   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Richlands had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riffe   (Summers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rockland
 - Riffe had railroad service and no post office
 
Ronceverte   (Greenbrier County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 481 people (with 1,736 people in 2016)
 - Ronceverte had a post office and railroad service
 
Santifee   (Summers County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Santifee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Rockland
 - Santifee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sinks Grove   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sinks Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 348 people (with 552 people in 2016)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitcomb   (Greenbrier County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Whitcomb was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rockland
 - Whitcomb had railroad service and no post office
 
Wolfcreek   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockland
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Wolfcreek 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 Rockland, 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 starting in Rockland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rockland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7296, Longitude: -80.5129     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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