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Amboy, West Virginia

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The location of Amboy

Welcome to Amboy ...

Amboy is located in Preston County.

The location of Amboy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Amboy is 2,540 feet [774 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Amboy is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Amboy: (304) & (681)<3>

Communities near Amboy ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,080   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oakland (MD)   [Map]   1,838   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Davis   [Map]   644   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Masontown   [Map]   544   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Parsons   [Map]   1,415   S   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Amboy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Amboy - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota and Washington.

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

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 Amboy. 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 Amboy. 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 Amboy.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amboy ...

Looking for more information about Amboy? 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.

Looking for more information about Amboy? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Amboy, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Amboy.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amboy - 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 '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- Amboy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amboy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3484, Longitude: -79.5684     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amboy 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 Amboy.

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