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Welcome to Beaver ...

Beaver is located in Raleigh County<1>.

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

The community of Beaver was previously named Glen Hedrick. Going back to its beginning, Beaver was originally named Oxley. For more information about the names of Beaver, see The Names of Beaver on our Genealogy Page.

Beaver is 2,150 feet [655 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Beaver is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Beaver: (304) & (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Beaver: 25813<4>

Communities Also Named Beaver ...

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

  • Beckley [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
    • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Beaver
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<6>
  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Beaver
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<6>
  • Hinton [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
    • Hinton [Summers County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Beaver
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<6>
  • Mullens [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
    • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Beaver
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
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      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Beaver
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<6>
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabscott
      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Beaver
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
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      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Beaver
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<6>
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Beaver
      • Estimated population in 2019: 346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Beaver
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Rhodell [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodell
      • Rhodell [Raleigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Beaver
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodell have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodell

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Beaver, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Beaver.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Raleigh 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 Raleigh, 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>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Beaver). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Beaver or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beaver. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 37.7498, Longitude: -81.1406    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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