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Welcome to Ayers ...

Ayers is located in Calhoun County<1>.

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

Ayers is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Ayers: (304) & (681)<4>

Communities Also Named Ayers ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Ayers - they are located in Florida, Illinois (3), Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Ayers ...

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

  • Spencer (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
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    • Spencer lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Ayers and is located in Roane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,989 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<6>
  • Harrisville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
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    • Harrisville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Ayers and is located in Ritchie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville<6>
  • Glenville (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
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    • Glenville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Ayers and is located in Gilmer County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,410 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<6>
  • Elizabeth (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
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    • Elizabeth lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Ayers and is located in Wirt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<6>
  • Grantsville (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
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    • Grantsville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the south of Ayers and is located in Calhoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<6>
  • Cairo (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
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    • Cairo lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Ayers and is located in Ritchie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<6>
  • Reedy (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
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    • Reedy lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Ayers and is located in Roane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sand Fork (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
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    • Sand Fork lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Ayers and is located in Gilmer County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pullman (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
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    • Pullman lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Ayers and is located in Ritchie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
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  • Auburn (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
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    • Auburn lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Ayers and is located in Ritchie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 88 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Ayers. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ayers.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ayers ...

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

Adding Ayers to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ayers in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ayers was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ayers on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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Communities in West Virginia

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About West Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ayers. 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 Calhoun, 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 Ayers - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ayers) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ayers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9781, Longitude: -81.0984       In this case, the coordinates for Ayers 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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