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Welcome to Belington ...

The town of Belington is located in Barbour County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Belington, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1855.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Belington has a population of 1,899 people<2> (see below for details).

Belington is 1,700 feet [518 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Belington: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Belington: 26250<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Belington had an population of 1,899 people. This is a decrease of 1.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Belington had a population of 1,921 people (or 11.58% of the total population of Barbour County). This makes Belington the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Belington represents 0.1% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 62nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,921 people, the population of Belington increased 7.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,788 people).

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

Communities near Belington ...

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

  • Elkins
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Buckhannon
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Philippi
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Parsons
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Beverly
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Flemington
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
    • Flemington is located in Taylor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
  • Hendricks
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
    • Hendricks is located in Tucker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
  • Womelsdorf
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
    • Womelsdorf is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 235 people
  • Hambleton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
    • Hambleton is located in Tucker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 212 people
  • Montrose
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
    • Montrose is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Belington. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Belington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Belington ...

Looking for more information about Belington? 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 Belington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Belington.

Adding Belington to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Belington was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Belington post office opened in 1855.

We also found Belington in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Belington.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Belington. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Barbour, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Belington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Belington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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 town (such as Belington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Belington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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