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Admiral, West Virginia

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Welcome to Admiral ...

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

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

Admiral would have been located within present day Ritchie County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Admiral is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The location where Admiral once stood is in the (304) and (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Admiral ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Admiral and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   871   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Belmont   [Map]   876   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cairo   [Map]   262   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Friendly   [Map]   124   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Harrisville   [Map]   1,740   S   5 miles [8 km]
Middlebourne   [Map]   766   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Admiral ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Admiral - they are located in Maryland, Oklahoma, Saskatchewan and Texas.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Admiral. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Admiral. 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 Admiral.

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

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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 Admiral, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Admiral - 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).

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Admiral. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2831, Longitude: -81.0248     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Admiral 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 Admiral.

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