Census Data for Balls Gap ...
Although we found mention of Balls Gap 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 Balls Gap. If you can help us locate Balls Gap, please Contact Us.
As far as we can tell, Balls Gap<2> has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.
Miscellaneous Information for Balls Gap ...
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 Cabell County or the community of Balls Gap:
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: 011 (Cabell County)
Place Code: 04156 (Balls Gap)
State & County Code: 54/011 (West Virginia / Cabell County)
State & Place Code: 54/04156 (West Virginia / Balls Gap)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Balls Gap 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 Balls Gap.
|<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 north past Balls Gap and then turned east". While Balls Gap could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Balls Gap 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 Balls Gap 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.
Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another West Virginia community named Balls Gap.
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|<2>||It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Balls Gap may originally have been Ball's Gap. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Balls Gap might be written as Ball Gap. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Balls Gap.|
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Balls Gap.