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Welcome to Bowen ...

Bowen is located in Wayne County.

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

Bowen is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Communities near Bowen ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Bowen and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirDistance
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   20,669   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   1,778   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Louisa (KY)   [Map]   2,412   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
South Point (OH)   [Map]   3,874   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Huntington   [Map]   47,079   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Bowen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Bowen - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado (2), Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Ontario and Tennessee.

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

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 Bowen. 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 Bowen. 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 Bowen.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bowen ...

Looking for more information about Bowen? 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.

Looking for more information about Bowen? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bowen. 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>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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bowen - 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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Bowen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3062, Longitude: -82.3432     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bowen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bowen.

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