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1890 Communities Near Ruth ...

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

Charleston   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ruth
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 47,929 people in 2017)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Comfort   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ruth
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davis Creek   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ruth
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Foster   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Ruth
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garretts Bend   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Ruth
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Griffithsville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ruth
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha City   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Ruth
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Legg   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ruth
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malden   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Ruth
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Mink   (Kanawha County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ruth
 - 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ruth
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Peytona   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Ruth
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poca   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ruth
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Pocatalico   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ruth
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ruth
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raymond City   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ruth
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Rocky Fork   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Ruth
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Albans   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ruth
 - 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ruth
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Scary   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ruth
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
South Ruffner   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ruth
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Hill   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Ruth
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Tornado   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ruth
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ruth
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ruth
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office

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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 Ruth, 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 from Ruth. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ruth) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3104, Longitude: -81.7282     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ruth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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