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Welcome to Arista ...

Arista is located in Mercer County<1>.

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

Arista is 2,480 feet [756 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Arista is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Arista: (304) and (681)<4>

Communities Also Named Arista ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Arista - they are located in Florida and Kentucky.

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

Communities near Arista ...

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

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Arista
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,629 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<6>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Arista
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<6>
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
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    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Arista
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<6>
  • Welch [McDowell County]
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    • Welch [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Arista
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Arista
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<6>
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sophia
      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Arista
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<6>
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Arista
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<6>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Arista
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
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    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Arista
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<6>
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Arista
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arista ...

Looking for more information about Arista? 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 Arista, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Arista.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mercer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arista. 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 Mercer, 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 Arista - 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- Arista) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4726, Longitude: -81.2607       In this case, the coordinates for Arista 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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