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Welcome to Bancroft ...

The town of Bancroft is located in Putnam County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bancroft has a population of 591 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bancroft.

Bancroft is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Bancroft: (304) & (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bancroft had an population of 591 people. This is an increase of 0.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 61.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bancroft had a population of 587 people. This makes Bancroft the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Bancroft represents 0.03% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 152nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 587 people, the population of Bancroft increased 59.95% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 367 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bancroft.

Adding Bancroft to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Bancroft elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bancroft on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Bancroft ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Bancroft - they are located in California, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Bancroft ...

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

  • Charleston [Kanawha County]
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    • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Bancroft
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,536 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<7>
  • South Charleston [Kanawha County]
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    • South Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Bancroft
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,047 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Charleston<7>
  • Saint Albans [Kanawha County]
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    • Saint Albans [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Bancroft
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,918 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<7>
  • Dunbar [Kanawha County]
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    • Dunbar [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Bancroft
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,093 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunbar<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hurricane [Putnam County]
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      • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Bancroft
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,430 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<7>
    • Nitro [Kanawha County]
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      • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Bancroft
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<7>
    • Milton [Cabell County]
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      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Bancroft
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<7>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
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      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Bancroft
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<7>
    • Buffalo [Putnam County]
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      • Buffalo [Putnam County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Bancroft
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<7>
    • Jefferson [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Bancroft
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bancroft ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bancroft. 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 Putnam, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bancroft.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bancroft - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>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- Bancroft) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bancroft. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bancroft

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bancroft. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5107, Longitude: -81.8418       In this case, the coordinates for Bancroft have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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