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River View, West Virginia

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1903-04 map of River View and wagon roads to Thurmond
River View today

On May 29, 1878, a post office was established at River View, a point about 1/2 mile upstream from the area that would later become Thurmond. At about the same time, the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O) established a station at that point named Riverview.

Riverview was also the point of a ferry crossing across New River where a commercial ferry service operated prior to the completion of the railroad bridge across New River at Thurmond in 1889.

Note: There was also a mine called "Riverview" located in "lower" Fayette County, near Boomer.