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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.




About Central (Click for our profile page)

Located in: Doddridge County (see below)

Time Zone: Central lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (304), (681)<2>

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Central

GNIS ID:   None
FIPS State / Place Code:   54 / 14116

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Central)


About Doddridge County

The community of West Union is the County Seat for Doddridge County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Doddridge)

Population

2017:<3>     8,560   (4.36% increase since 2010)  
2010:     8,202   (10.79% increase since 2000)
2000:     7,403

Total Area:<4>   320.5 sq. miles [830 km²]

Housing Units:<5>   3,946

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Doddridge

GNIS ID:   1689476
FIPS State / County Code:   54 / 017

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Central)


About West Virginia

From the US Census

Population

2017:     1,815,857   (2% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     1,852,994   (2.47% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,808,344

Websites for State of West Virginia

Official Website:   www.wv.gov/
Tourism:   www.wvtourism.com/
Parks:   www.wvparks.com/
Fishing:   www.wvdnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing.shtm
Hunting:   www.wvdnr.gov/hunting/hunting_regs.shtm

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of West Virginia

GNIS ID:   1779805
FIPS State:   54

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Central)

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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 east". 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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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<2>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Central.

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<3>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Central. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Central.



 
 
 

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