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Chestnut Heights, West Virginia

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Although we found mention of Chestnut Heights 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 Chestnut Heights. If you can help us locate Chestnut Heights, please Contact Us.

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Located in: Brooke County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Chestnut Hts.

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

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

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Chestnut Heights

GNIS ID:   None
FIPS State / Place Code:   54 / 15124

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

About Brooke County

The community of Wellsburg is the County Seat for Brooke County.

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


2016:<3>     22,977   (4.54% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     24,069   (5.42% decrease since 2000)
2000:     25,447

Total Area:<4>   92.6 sq. miles [239.8 km²]   - of which 3.64% is water (3.37 sq. miles [8.7 km²])

Housing Units:<5>   10,967

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Brooke

GNIS ID:   1558262
FIPS State / County Code:   54 / 009

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

About West Virginia

From the US Census


2016:     1,831,102   (1.18% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     1,852,994   (2.47% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,808,344

Websites for State of West Virginia

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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 Chestnut Heights)

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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 Chestnut Heights and then turned west". While Chestnut Heights could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Chestnut Heights 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 Chestnut Heights 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.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another West Virginia community named Chestnut Heights.

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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 Chestnut Heights.

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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 2016.

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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 Chestnut Heights. 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 Chestnut Heights.