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Cairo, West Virginia

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The location of Cairo

Welcome to Cairo ...

The town of Cairo is located in Ritchie County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Cairo has a population of 262 people<2> (see below for details).

Cairo is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Cairo: (304) & (681)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cairo had a population of 281 people. This makes Cairo the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Cairo represents 0.02% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 200th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 281 people, the population of Cairo increased 6.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 263 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Cairo had an population of 262 people. This is a decrease of 6.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.38% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Cairo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Cairo and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Auburn   [Map]   90   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Belmont   [Map]   876   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cantwell   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Elizabeth   [Map]   827   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ellenboro   [Map]   356   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Freeport   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Cairo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 29 communities that are also named Cairo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Tennessee (2) and Texas.

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

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 Cairo. 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 Cairo. 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 Cairo.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cairo ...

Looking for more information about Cairo? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cairo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cairo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2067, Longitude: -81.1543     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cairo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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