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1890 Communities Near Rusk ...

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, Rusk had a post office and no railroad service.

Borland   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the North (N) from Rusk
 - Borland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cairo   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 425 people (with 262 people in 2017)
 - Cairo had a post office and railroad service
 
Cantwell   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rusk
 - Cantwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cisco   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rusk
 - Cisco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cokeleys   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Rusk
 - Cokeleys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornwallis   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Cornwallis had a post office and railroad service
 
Dallison   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rusk
 - Dallison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deerwalk   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Deerwalk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eaton   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rusk
 - Eaton had railroad service and no post office
 
Elizabeth   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 710 people (with 827 people in 2017)
 - Elizabeth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Freed   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rusk
 - Freed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Freeport   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Freeport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrisville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,740 people in 2017)
 - Harrisville had railroad service and no post office
 
Hartley   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Rusk
 - Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horseneck   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Horseneck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leachtown   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Leachtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Munday   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rusk
 - Munday had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newark   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Newark had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nutter Farm   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rusk
 - Nutter Farm had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxbow   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rusk
 - Oxbow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Petroleum   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Petroleum had a post office and railroad service
 
Schultz   (Pleasants County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Schultz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slate   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Slate had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Smithville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walker   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rusk
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Walker had a post office and 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 Rusk, 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Rusk. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rusk) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rusk. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1551, Longitude: -81.2540     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rusk have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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