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1890 Communities Near Rocky Ford ...

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

Aberdeen   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North (N) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Aberdeen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alkires Mills   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Alkires Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
 
Berlin   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rocky Ford
 - Berlin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyd   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Boyd was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rocky Ford
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buckhannon   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 1,403 people (with 5,529 people in 2017)
 - Buckhannon had a post office and railroad service
 
Crawford   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rocky Ford
 - Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rocky Ford
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
French Creek   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - French Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frenchton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Frenchton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hampton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 550 people
 - Hampton had railroad service and no post office
 
Hinkleville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Hinkleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horner   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rocky Ford
 - Horner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ivy   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Ivy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kedron   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocky Ford
 - Kedron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lorentz   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Rocky Ford
 - Lorentz had a post office and railroad service
 
Overhill   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Rocky Ford
 - Overhill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pecks Run   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Pecks Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Queens   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Queens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Cave   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rocky Ford
 - Rock Cave had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruraldale   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Ruraldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sago   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sago had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Run   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Sand Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sellers   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sellers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocky Ford
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallmansville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocky Ford
 - Tallmansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vandalia   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rocky Ford
 - Vandalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walkersville   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rocky Ford
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Walkersville 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 Rocky Ford, 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 starts in Rocky Ford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rocky Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9548, Longitude: -80.2876     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Ford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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