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1890 Communities Near Rocky Fork ...

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, Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service.

Aarons   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rocky Fork
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bancroft   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rocky Fork
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
 
Carney   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Carney was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rocky Fork
 - Carney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Charleston   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocky Fork
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 47,929 people in 2017)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Confidence   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rocky Fork
 - Confidence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Rocky Fork
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Goldtown   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rocky Fork
 - Goldtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hugo   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rocky Fork
 - Hugo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocky Fork
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Legg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rocky Fork
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liberty   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Rocky Fork
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mink   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Rocky Fork
 - Mink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mound   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Rocky Fork
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Paradise   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rocky Fork
 - Paradise had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plymouth   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rocky Fork
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Poca   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rocky Fork
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rocky Fork
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raymond City   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rocky Fork
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Red House   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rocky Fork
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
 
Saint Albans   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rocky Fork
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rocky Fork
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Scary   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Rocky Fork
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
Sigman   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rocky Fork
 - Sigman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sissonville   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rocky Fork
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Sissonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rocky Fork
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Rocky Fork
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Tornado   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rocky Fork
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winfield   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rocky Fork
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,359 people in 2017)
 - Winfield 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 Fork, 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 that starts in Rocky Fork. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rocky Fork) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Fork. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4554, Longitude: -81.7226     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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