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Welcome to Amboy ...

Amboy is located in Preston County<1>.

The location of Amboy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Amboy is 2,540 feet [774 m] above sea level.<3> 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

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

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.

Communities near Amboy ...

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

  • Kingwood [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
    • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Amboy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<6>
  • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Amboy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
  • Oakland [Garrett County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Amboy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,815 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Terra Alta [Preston County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terra Alta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
    • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Amboy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,500 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parsons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Amboy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<6>
    • Davis [Tucker County]
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      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Amboy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<6>
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Amboy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<6>
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowlesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Amboy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<6>
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Amboy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<6>
    • Masontown [Preston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masontown
      • Masontown [Preston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Amboy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 538 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Masontown<6>

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Amboy.

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

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 ...

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 Amboy. 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>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amboy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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       In this case, the coordinates for Amboy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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