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Welcome to Beaver ...

Beaver is located in Nicholas County<1>.

Beaver is 2,100 feet [640 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Adding Beaver 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 Beaver 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 Beaver elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Beaver ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Beaver: This one is located in Nicholas County and the other is located in Raleigh County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 44 communities that are also named Beaver - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas (6), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Beaver ...

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

  • Summersville [Nicholas County]
  • Richwood [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
    • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Beaver
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,855 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richwood<5>
  • Addison [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
    • Addison [Webster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Beaver
    • Estimated population in 2019: 663 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
  • Cowen [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
    • Cowen [Webster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Beaver
    • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Beaver
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Beaver
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Muddlety [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddlety
      • Muddlety [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Beaver
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Beaver
      • Odell Town has also been known as:
      • Odell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Town

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beaver ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Nicholas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Beaver. 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 Nicholas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beaver - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beaver) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beaver. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3288, Longitude: -80.6652    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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