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Welcome to Ada ...

Ada is located in Mercer County<1>.

The location of Ada has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Ada refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Adan<3>

Ada is 2,280 feet [695 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Ada is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Area codes for Ada: (304) and (681)<5>

Communities Also Named Ada ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Ada - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Ada ...

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

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
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    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Ada
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,629 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<7>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Ada
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<7>
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
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    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Ada
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<7>
  • Narrows [Giles County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
    • Narrows [Giles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Ada
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,952 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Ada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<7>
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Ada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 741 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<7>
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
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      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Ada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
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    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Ada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<7>
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Ada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<7>

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 Ada. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ada.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ada. 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 Ada.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ada ...

Looking for more information about Ada? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ada, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ada.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Mercer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Mercer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 Ada 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 Ada may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ada - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ada) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2948, Longitude: -81.1468       In this case, the coordinates for Ada have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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