Rio, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Rio is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°8′18″N 78°40′12″W / 39.13833°N 78.67000°W / 39.13833; -78.67000Coordinates: 39°8′18″N 78°40′12″W / 39.13833°N 78.67000°W / 39.13833; -78.67000
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1545756[1]
Old Rio Schoolhouse.

Rio (pronounced RYE-O) is an unincorporated community in southern Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Rio is located just north of the Hardy County line at the crossroads of Augusta-Ford Hill Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 53) and Delray Road (West Virginia Route 29) in the North River Valley. The county line actually cuts through the community with 3/4 of it lying in Hampshire County and the remaining 1/4 in Hardy County. One of the main attractions that brings people from far and wide is the "Rio Mall" or C and G Discount. It was founded in the late 1970s and has been a thriving place of economical interest for the "short on cash." The Mall is a thrift store that carries any and all types of items. According to the 2000 census, the Rio community has a population of 154.[2]

Historic sites and attractions[edit]

Ebenezer Lutheran Church.
  • Rio Mall, In Rio on Delray Road (WV Route 29)
  • Rio Turtle, 2.5 mi. West of Rio on Augusta-Ford Hill Road (CR 53)
  • Old Rio Schoolhouse, In Rio on Delray Road (WV Route 29)
  • Ebenezer Lutheran Church, In Rio on Augusta-Ford Hill Road (CR 53)
  • God's Pavilion Church, In Rio in Augusta-Ford Hill Road (CR 53)
  • Rio Fun Fair and Parade @ the Old Schoolhouse, 4 July Weekend


External links[edit]

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