Rio, West Virginia
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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. According to the 2000 census, the Rio community has a population of 154.
The community most likely was named for the nearby North River, rio meaning "river" in Spanish.
Historic sites and attractions
- 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
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rio, West Virginia
- Rio, West Virginia ZIP code profile, DownloadZIPCode.com. Accessed 2008-01-19.
- Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 532.
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