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(Preston County)

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The location of Bretz









Welcome to Bretz ...

Bretz is located in Preston County.

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

Bretz is 1,800 feet [549 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Bretz: (304) & (681)<3>

Communities near Bretz ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   1,902   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   W   18 miles [29 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,560   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Morgantown   [Map]   30,547   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Bretz ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Bretz: This one is located in Preston County and the other is located in Tucker County.

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

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 Bretz. 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 Bretz. 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 Bretz.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bretz ...

Looking for more information about Bretz? 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 Bretz? 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 Bretz, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bretz.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: 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 Bretz - 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bretz) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bretz. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5423, Longitude: -79.8006     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bretz 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 Bretz.

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