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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Ryde is approximately 89 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 21 (2000).
The amount of land area in Ryde is 0.434 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.059 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ryde to Washington DC is 116 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 54 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ryde is positioned 40.435 degrees north of the equator and 77.759 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ryde elevation is 540 feet above sea level.
Ryde average annual precipitation is 39.1 inches peryear.
Ryde average annual snowfall is 44.0 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 26.4 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 48.3 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 71.5 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 51.5 degrees F.


in southcentral Pennsylvania. Nearby communities include Newton-Hamilton, Mattawana, McVeytown and Longfellow.
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History & History Related Items

A small settlement was known as Shank's Run after the stream nearby. Before that time, it was named Mannayunk, but the name was too hard to say, write and spell, so was changed. It was called Mannayunk Station at least as far back as 1877. It was renamed again to Ryde mostly to help the Railroad have with a name that fit more easily on signs and timetables.

During the late 1800's there was a railroad siding there where the engines were cleaned and taken care of. Many of the local products, bark and lumber from the forests, were loaded onto rail cars here in Ryde. The railroad was a big part of Ryde history.

Pictures of trains at Ryde.
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Ryde has one church, no industry, no schools and no stores. Nearest local industries are agriculture and forest products.
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Ryde may have a McVeytown mailing address
As of 7-2004, the area code is 707.

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