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Belle, West Virginia

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Welcome to Belle ...

The town of Belle is located in Kanawha County.

The location of Belle has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Belle has a population of 1,162 people<2> (see below for details).

Belle is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Belle had a population of 1,260 people. This makes Belle the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Belle represents 0.07% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 95th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,260 people, the population of Belle has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,259 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Belle had an population of 1,162 people. This is a decrease of 7.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.7% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Belle ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Belle and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Cedar Grove   [Map]   940   E   5 miles [8 km]
Charleston   [Map]   47,929   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Danville   [Map]   629   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
East Bank   [Map]   904   E   5 miles [8 km]
Glasgow   [Map]   860   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Belle ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Belle - they are located in Mississippi and Missouri.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Belle. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Belle. 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 Belle.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Belle:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Belle ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Belle.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Belle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Belle) 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 Belle. 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 Belle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2338, Longitude: -81.5388     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Belle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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