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Welcome to Astor ...

Astor is located in Taylor County<1>.

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

Astor is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Communities Also Named Astor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Astor - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts and Nevada.

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

Communities near Astor ...

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

  • Fairmont [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
    • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Astor
    • Estimated population in 2018: 18,411 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<6>
  • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
    • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Astor
    • Estimated population in 2018: 15,480 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<6>
  • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Astor
    • Estimated population in 2018: 8,681 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<6>
  • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
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    • Grafton [Taylor County]
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      • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Astor
      • Estimated population in 2018: 5,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<6>
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Astor
      • Estimated population in 2018: 3,352 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<6>
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Astor
      • Estimated population in 2018: 3,145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Shinnston [Harrison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shinnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shinnston
      • Shinnston [Harrison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Astor
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,119 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinnston<6>
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Astor
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,866 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<6>
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewood
      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Astor
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Astor ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Taylor County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Astor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2404, Longitude: -80.1412       In this case, the coordinates for Astor 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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