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1890 Communities Near Rockton ...

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

Birch River   (Nicholas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Birch River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canfield   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rockton
 - Canfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapel   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cutlips   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Cutlips had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elmira   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Elmira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frametown   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Frametown had a post office and no railroad service
 
German   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While German was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - German had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gould   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rockton
 - Gould had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrison   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockton
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herold   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rockton
 - Herold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Home   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hope   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Rockton
 - Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ira   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockton
 - Ira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Birch   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Little Birch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Otter   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Little Otter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lloydsville   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Lloydsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rockton
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
McNutt   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rockton
 - McNutt had railroad service and no post office
 
Progress   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Progress was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Rockton
 - Progress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosedale   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sleith   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rockton
 - Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stinson   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rockton
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strange Creek   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Strange Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sutton   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 276 people (with 1,033 people in 2016)
 - Sutton had a post office and railroad service
 
Twistville   (Braxton County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Twistville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rockton
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Twistville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wattsville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Rockton
 - Wattsville 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 Rockton, 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 that begins in Rockton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6195, Longitude: -80.8562     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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