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Welcome to Ruth ...

Ruth is located in Kanawha County<1>.

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

Ruth is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Ruth: (304) & (681)<4>

Adding Ruth to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ruth 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 Ruth was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Communities Also Named Ruth ...

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

Beyond West Virginia, there are 26 communities that are also named Ruth - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina (2), Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington (2).

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

Communities near Ruth ...

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

  • Charleston [Kanawha County]
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    • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Ruth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,879 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<6>
  • Saint Albans [Kanawha County]
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    • Saint Albans [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Ruth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,763 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<6>
  • Dunbar [Kanawha County]
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    • Dunbar [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the north of Ruth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,951 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunbar<6>
  • Hurricane [Putnam County]
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    • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Ruth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,389 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nitro [Kanawha County]
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      • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Ruth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<6>
    • Madison [Boone County]
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      • Madison [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Ruth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,616 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<6>
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Ruth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<6>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
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      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Ruth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<6>
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
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      • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmet
      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ruth ...

Looking for more information about Ruth? 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 Ruth, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ruth.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Kanawha, 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 Ruth - 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 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3104, Longitude: -81.7282       In this case, the coordinates for Ruth 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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