A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Bolivar, West Virginia

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other WV

The location of Bolivar

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Bolivar
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
West Virginia
The Commemorative Quarter for West Virginia

Welcome to Bolivar ...

The town of Bolivar is located in Jefferson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Bolivar has a population of 1,031 people<1> (see below for details).

Bolivar was established in 1825.

The community of Bolivar is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bolivar had a population of 1,045 people. This makes Bolivar the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Bolivar represents 0.06% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 105th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,045 people, the population of Bolivar has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,045 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bolivar had an population of 1,031 people. This is a decrease of 1.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.34% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Bolivar ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bolivar and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Boonsboro (MD)   [Map]   3,553   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   6,266   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Frederick (MD)   [Map]   71,408   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Middletown (MD)   [Map]   4,615   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Berryville (VA)   [Map]   4,338   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   54,215   SE   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Bolivar ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Bolivar - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi (2), Missouri, New York (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.

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

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 Bolivar. 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 Bolivar. 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 Bolivar.

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

Websites for Bolivar ...

Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bolivar ...

Looking for more information about Bolivar? 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.

Looking for more information about Bolivar? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bolivar, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bolivar.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning 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) Bolivar. 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.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

- Return to Citation

<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bolivar - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

- Return to Citation

<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

- Return to Citation

<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Bolivar. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bolivar) 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 Bolivar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bolivar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bolivar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3236, Longitude: -77.7532     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bolivar have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

- Return to Citation


Tidbits &
Other   WV

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 15 Sep 2018
By John Hall