A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Allen, West Virginia
Welcome to Allen ...
So far, we have found very little information about Allen. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>
We've added Allen to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Allen, please Contact Us.
The location of Allen has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>
While the community is gone, the present day location for Allen is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: The area where Allen was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The location where Allen once stood is in the (304) and (681)<5> area codes.
Adding Allen to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Allen in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Allen elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Allen on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Allen ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Allen: This one is located in Lincoln County and the other is located in Morgan County.
Beyond West Virginia, there are 41 communities that are also named Allen - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado (3), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (4), Montana (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Allen.
Communities near Allen ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Allen.
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 Allen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Allen.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Allen. 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 Allen.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Allen. See our Newspapers Page for Allen.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 08 Jun 2021