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Ruth, West Virginia
(Mercer County)

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Welcome to Ruth ...

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

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

Ruth would have been located within present day Mercer County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Ruth is 2,400 feet [732 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Ruth is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

If Ruth still existed, it would have been in the (304) & (681)<3> area codes.

Communities near Ruth ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2016<5>
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,968   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,365   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Athens   [Map]   940   E   18 miles [29 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   10,191   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gary   [Map]   866   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,439   N   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ruth.

Communities Also Named Ruth ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ruth. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ruth.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ruth:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Ruth no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ruth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Ruth.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Ruth. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 37.3382, Longitude: -81.3415     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ruth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ruth.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ruth.