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Bancroft, West Virginia

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Welcome to Bancroft ...

The town of Bancroft is located in Putnam County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Bancroft has a population of 600 people<1> (see below for details).

Bancroft is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Bancroft: (304) and (681)<3>

Population Details ...

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 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bancroft had an population of 600 people. This is an increase of 2.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 63.49% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Bancroft ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Buffalo   [Map]   1,262   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Charleston   [Map]   47,929   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eleanor   [Map]   1,598   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bancroft.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bancroft. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bancroft.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Bancroft? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Bancroft. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Communities in 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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bancroft.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bancroft - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Bancroft.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Bancroft. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5107, Longitude: -81.8418     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bancroft have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bancroft.


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