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Welcome to Albright ...

The town of Albright is located in Preston County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Albright has a population of 278 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Albright.

Albright is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Albright: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Albright: 26519<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Albright had an population of 278 people. This is a decrease of 7.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Albright had a population of 299 people. This makes Albright the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Albright represents 0.02% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 193rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 299 people, the population of Albright increased 21.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 247 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Albright.

Communities Also Named Albright ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Albright - they are located in Alberta, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana (2), Nebraska, North Carolina and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Albright ...

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

  • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Albright
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,847 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<7>
  • Westover [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
    • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Albright
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,220 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<7>
  • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Albright
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
  • Oakland [Garrett County]
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    • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Albright
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
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      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Albright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<7>
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
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      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Albright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<7>
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
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      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Albright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<7>
    • Masontown [Preston County]
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      • Masontown [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Albright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 537 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masontown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Masontown<7>
    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Albright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Lynn Heights
    • Friendsville [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendsville
      • Friendsville [Garrett County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Albright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendsville<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 Albright. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Albright.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Albright ...

Looking for more information about Albright? 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 Albright, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Albright.

Adding Albright to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Albright was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Albright on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Albright on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Albright. 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 Preston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Albright.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Albright - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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 town (such as Albright). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Albright or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Albright) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Albright. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlbrightOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albright. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4941, Longitude: -79.6428    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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