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Welcome to McDowell ...

McDowell is located in McDowell County.

McDowell is 1,960 feet [597 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: McDowell lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for McDowell: (304) & (681)<2>

We know of 8 communities that are also named McDowell. Our Tidbits & Trivia Page for McDowell contains a list of those communities.

Population Details ...

While we we don't have population counts for McDowell, we do have some information about the surrounding area on the Census Page for McDowell.

Communities near McDowell ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from McDowell and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2012<4>
Population
Change
Since 2010
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     5,365+1.45%   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     393+1.03%   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bluefield   [Map]     10,502+0.53%   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Davy   [Map]     406+3.33%   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gary   [Map]     937+3.2%   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mullens   [Map]     1,532+1.73%   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We've added two new sections to our Genealogy Helper Page for McDowell.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around McDowell. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of McDowell. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) McDowell. 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.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
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Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

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.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McDowell. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.


The Panormaio website contains photo collections that might contain pictures for the area around McDowell:

Panoramio.com

Working on your genealogy? These are excellent websites to start with when searching in and around the area of McDowell and McDowell County:

Cyndi's List for the State of West Virginia,
        for McDowell County
 
Family Search for the State of West Virginia,
        for McDowell County
 
USGenWeb for the State of West Virginia

We have a longer, more detailed list of websites on our Genealogy Helper Page for McDowell.






Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McDowell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for McDowell.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning at McDowell. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McDowell) to Point B.

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for McDowell.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McDowell.



 
 
 

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