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Welcome to West Charleston ...

West Charleston is located in Orleans County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of West Charleston, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

A typical abbreviation for West Charleston: W. Charleston

West Charleston is 1,010 feet [308 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for West Charleston: (802)

The ZIP code for West Charleston: 05872<3>

Communities Also Named West Charleston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named West Charleston - they are located in Maine, Ohio and West Virginia.

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

Communities near West Charleston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Charleston.

  • Newport
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
    • Newport is located in Orleans County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,216 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport <5>
  • Derby
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby is located in Orleans County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,184 people
  • Newport
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
    • Newport is located in Orleans County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,121 people
  • Stanstead
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Barton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barton
    • Barton is located in Orleans County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,455 people
  • Potton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potton came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potton
  • Troy
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy is located in Orleans County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,519 people
  • Brighton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
    • Brighton is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,159 people
  • Irasburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irasburg
    • Irasburg is located in Orleans County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,129 people
  • Ayer's Cliff
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Charleston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Charleston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Charleston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Charleston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Charleston. See our Newspapers Page for West Charleston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Charleston ...

Looking for more information about West Charleston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for West Charleston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Charleston.

Adding West Charleston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Charleston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for West Charleston was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found West Charleston in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for West Charleston.

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

The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Vermont's counties, including Orleans, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Charleston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as West Charleston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Charleston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.









 

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