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Welcome to Russet ...

Russet is located in Calhoun County<1>.

The location of Russet has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Russet is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Russet lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Russet: (304) & (681)<4>

Adding Russet to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Russet in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Russet was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Communities Also Named Russet ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Russet: This one is located in Calhoun County and the other is located in Hardy County.

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

Communities near Russet ...

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

  • Spencer [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
    • Spencer [Roane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Russet
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,989 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<6>
  • Glenville [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
    • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Russet
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,410 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<6>
  • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Russet
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<6>
  • Reedy [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
    • Reedy [Roane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Russet
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Russet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
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      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Russet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnoldsburg
      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Russet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Russet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma
    • Shock [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shock
      • Shock [Gilmer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Russet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shock
    • Cedarville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Gilmer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Russet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville

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 Russet. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Russet.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Russet. 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 Russet.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Russet ...

Looking for more information about Russet? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Russet, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Russet.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Calhoun County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Russet. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Calhoun, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Russet - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Russet) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8731, Longitude: -81.0565       In this case, the coordinates for Russet have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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