Arlington, West Virginia
Census Data for Arlington ...
Although we found mention of Arlington during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.
One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Arlington. If you can help us locate Arlington, please Contact Us.
As far as we can tell, Arlington has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.
Miscellaneous Information for Arlington ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either McDowell County or the community of Arlington:
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 54 (West Virginia)
County Code: 047 (McDowell County)
Place Code: 02620 (Arlington)
State & County Code: 54/047 (West Virginia / McDowell County)
State & Place Code: 54/02620 (West Virginia / Arlington)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Arlington is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Arlington.
|<1>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Arlington and then turned east". While Arlington could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Arlington as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.|
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that Arlington could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 2 West Virginia communities also named Arlington. While this community is located in McDowell County, the others are located in the following counties: Harrison and Upshur. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Arlington.
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arlington.