RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Cherokee, West Virginia
(McDowell County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other WV
Communities

The location of Cherokee

 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
West Virginia
 
The Commemorative Quarter for West Virginia

Welcome to Cherokee ...

Cherokee is located in McDowell County.

When the people of Cherokee refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cherokeean<1>

Cherokee is 2,270 feet [692 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Cherokee is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

Communities near Cherokee ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Cherokee and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Athens   [Map]   921   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,369   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Cherokee ...

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

Beyond West Virginia, there are 30 communities that are also named Cherokee - they are located in Alabama, California (4), Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (3), Texas (2), Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

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 Cherokee. 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 Cherokee. 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 Cherokee.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cherokee ...

Looking for more information about Cherokee? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Cherokee? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Cherokee, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Cherokee.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community in West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Cherokee refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Cherokee may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

- Return to Citation

<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cherokee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

- Return to Citation

<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

- Return to Citation

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherokee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4071, Longitude: -81.3368     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherokee have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cherokee.

- Return to Citation



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   WV
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 16 Oct 2018
By John Hall