Noland's River was once a rural community two miles north of the Johnson-Hill county line in southwestern Johnson County. Its settlement occurred sometime in the late 1850s. Community growth was sporadic; the post office operated from 1858 to 1866, closed for seven years, then reopened and operated between 1873 and 1881. When it was bypassed by the railroads that crisscrossed the county in the 1880s, residents and businesses abandoned Noland's River and moved to the closest railroad town, Rio Vista. By the turn of the twentieth century, the community had disappeared.
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