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Brownstown, West Virginia
(Cabell County)

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Welcome to Brownstown ...

So far, we have found very little information about Brownstown. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Brownstown to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Brownstown, please Contact Us.

Brownstown would have been located within present day Cabell County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Brownstown is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Brownstown was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Brownstown still existed, it would have been in the (304) & (681)<3> area codes.

Communities near Brownstown ...

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

Community   2016<5>
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   21,038   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,311   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Raceland (KY)   [Map]   2,384   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Russell (KY)   [Map]   3,244   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   2,141   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ironton (OH)   [Map]   10,891   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Brownstown ...

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

Beyond West Virginia, there are 17 communities that are also named Brownstown - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana (2), Maryland, Michigan, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania (4) and Washington.

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

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 Brownstown. 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 Brownstown. 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 Brownstown.

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Brownstown no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. 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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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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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Brownstown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Brownstown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brownstown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4190, Longitude: -82.4543     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brownstown 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 Brownstown.

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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 Brownstown.