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Welcome to Albion ...

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

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


Albion would have been located within present day Nicholas County<2>.

The location of Albion has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Albion, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Albion is 1,340 feet [408 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The location where Albion once stood is in the (304) & (681)<5> area codes.

Communities Also Named Albion ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 36 communities that are also named Albion - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Delaware, Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Albion ...

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

  • Oak Hill
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill <6>
  • Summersville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Fayetteville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Montgomery
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Ansted
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
    • Ansted is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Ansted
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted <6>
  • Smithers
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
    • Smithers is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Smithers
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers <6>
  • Gauley Bridge
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
    • Gauley Bridge is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Gauley Bridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge <6>
  • Clay
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Handley
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
    • Handley is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Handley
  • Thurmond
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)

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

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

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

Adding Albion to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Albion in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Albion was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Albion post office opened in 1890.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Albion.

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

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 Albion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Nicholas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Albion - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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