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Benwood, West Virginia

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Welcome to Benwood ...

The city of Benwood is located in Marshall County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Benwood has a population of 1,307 people<1> (see below for details).

Benwood is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Benwood: 26031<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Benwood had a population of 1,420 people. This makes Benwood the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Benwood represents 0.08% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 86th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,420 people, the population of Benwood decreased 10.41% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,585 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Benwood had an population of 1,307 people. This is a decrease of 7.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.54% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Benwood ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Benwood and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Brilliant (OH)   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   6,659   N   5 miles [8 km]
Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   1,548   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   5,049   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tiltonsville (OH)   [Map]   1,297   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Glen Dale   [Map]   1,413   S   5 miles [8 km]

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

Communities Also Named Benwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Benwood - they are located in Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Utah.

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

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 Benwood. 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 Benwood. 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 Benwood.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Benwood ...

Looking for more information about Benwood? 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.

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

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) Benwood. 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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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
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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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The Communities of West Virginia

About Marshall County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Benwood. 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 Benwood.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Benwood - 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 Benwood.

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<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 city (such as Benwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Benwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Benwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Benwood) 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 Benwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0180, Longitude: -80.7345     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Benwood.


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