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Central, West Virginia
(Doddridge County)

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Census Data for Central ...

Although we found mention of Central during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Central. If you can help us locate Central, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Central has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

Doddridge County ...

Central is located in Doddridge County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Doddridge County.

Miscellaneous Information for Central ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Doddridge County or the community of Central:

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 54 (West Virginia)

County Code: 017 (Doddridge County)

Place Code: 14116 (Central)

State & County Code: 54/017 (West Virginia / Doddridge County)

State & Place Code: 54/14116 (West Virginia / Central)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Central is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Central.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

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About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Central and then turned west". While Central could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Central as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Central could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 2 West Virginia communities also named Central. While this community is located in Doddridge County, the others are located in the following counties: Fayette and Wood. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Central.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Central.