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Welcome to Rush Run ...

So far, we have found very little information about Rush Run. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Rush Run to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Rush Run, please Contact Us.


Rush Run would have been located within present day Fayette County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Rush Run, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Rush Run is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Rush Run was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Rush Run would have been located in the (304) & (681)<5> area codes.

Communities Also Named Rush Run ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Rush Run - they are located in New York and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rush Run.

Communities near Rush Run ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rush Run.

  • Beckley [Raleigh County]
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    • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Rush Run
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,805 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<7>
  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
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    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Rush Run
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<7>
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
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    • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Rush Run
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<7>
  • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
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    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Rush Run
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
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      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Rush Run
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<7>
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
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      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Rush Run
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<7>
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
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      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Rush Run
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Smithers [Fayette County]
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      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Rush Run
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<7>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
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      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Rush Run
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<7>
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
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      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Rush Run
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rush Run. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rush Run.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rush Run. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rush Run.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rush Run. See our Newspapers Page for Rush Run.

Adding Rush Run to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rush Run in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rush Run was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rush Run on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rush Run on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

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 Rush Run, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rush Run - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rush Run) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rush Run. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rush RunOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rush Run. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9648, Longitude: -81.0656       In this case, the coordinates for Rush Run have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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