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Huntsville, West Virginia

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 The location of Huntsville 

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(position within Jackson County, State of West Virginia)

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Welcome to Huntsville ...

So far, we have found very little information about Huntsville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Huntsville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Huntsville, please Contact Us.




Huntsville would have been located within present day Jackson County.

When the people of Huntsville referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Huntsvillian<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Huntsville is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Huntsville was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Huntsville would have been located in the (304) & (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Huntsville ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Huntsville and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2015<6>
Population
DirectionDistance
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,469   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Middleport (OH)   [Map]   2,474   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   1,821   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   821   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Buffalo   [Map]   1,253   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mason   [Map]   942   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Huntsville.

Communities Also Named Huntsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Huntsville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Vermont and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Huntsville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Huntsville. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Huntsville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Huntsville.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Huntsville:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Huntsville no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/


Although Huntsville is historic, the Panormaio website has a photo collection that might have pictures from the area where Huntsville was located:

Panoramio.com





Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Huntsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Huntsville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Huntsville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Huntsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Huntsville.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Huntsville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Huntsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Huntsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8315, Longitude: -81.8401     [Map]. The coordinates for Huntsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Huntsville.

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Huntsville.



 
 
 

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