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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.




Allen would have been located within present day Lincoln County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Allen is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Allen would have been located in the (304) and (681)<3> area codes.

Communities near Allen ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Allen and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Chapmanville   [Map]   1,137   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Danville   [Map]   629   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   1,072   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Harts   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Logan   [Map]   1,539   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   E   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Allen. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Allen.

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

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Communities in West Virginia

About Lincoln County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: 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 Allen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Allen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1226, Longitude: -82.0754     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Allen.

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