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Welcome to Rutherford ...

Rutherford is located in Ritchie County<1>.

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

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

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

Telephone area codes for Rutherford: (304) and (681)<4>

Adding Rutherford to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Communities Also Named Rutherford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Rutherford - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Rutherford ...

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

  • Saint Marys [Pleasants County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys
    • Saint Marys [Pleasants County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Rutherford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,757 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<6>
  • Harrisville [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
    • Harrisville [Ritchie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Rutherford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville<6>
  • Pennsboro [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsboro
    • Pennsboro [Ritchie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Rutherford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,018 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennsboro<6>
  • Belmont [Pleasants County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
    • Belmont [Pleasants County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Rutherford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 853 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
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      • Elizabeth [Wirt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Rutherford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<6>
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Rutherford
      • 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>
    • Ellenboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Ritchie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Rutherford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<6>
    • Cairo [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the north of Rutherford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<6>
    • Pullman [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullman
      • Pullman [Ritchie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Rutherford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Rutherford
      • 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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rutherford ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Ritchie County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rutherford. 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 Ritchie, 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 Rutherford - 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- Rutherford) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rutherford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1506, Longitude: -81.1707       In this case, the coordinates for Rutherford 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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