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Welcome to Cowen ...

The town of Cowen is located in Webster County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cowen has a population of 468 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cowen.

Cowen is 2,230 feet [680 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Cowen is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

The ZIP code for Cowen: 26206<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cowen had an population of 468 people. This is a decrease of 13.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cowen had a population of 541 people (which is 5.91% of the total population of Webster County). This makes Cowen the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Cowen represents 0.03% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 161st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 541 people, the population of Cowen increased 5.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 513 people).

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

Adding Cowen to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Cowen in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Cowen elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cowen on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Cowen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Cowen - they are located in Illinois and Texas.

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

Communities near Cowen ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cowen.

  • Summersville [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
    • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Cowen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<7>
  • Richwood [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
    • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Cowen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,855 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richwood<7>
  • Sutton [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
    • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Cowen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<7>
  • Addison [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
    • Addison [Webster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Cowen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 663 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Excelsior [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Webster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Cowen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Cowen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<7>
    • Erbacon [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erbacon
      • Erbacon [Webster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Cowen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erbacon
    • Beaver [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Cowen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
    • Birch River [Nicholas County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cowen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cowen.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cowen. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cowen.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cowen. See our Newspapers Page for Cowen.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cowen ...

Looking for more information about Cowen? 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 Cowen, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cowen.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Webster County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Webster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cowen.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cowen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Cowen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cowen or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cowen) 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 Cowen. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cowen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cowen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4110, Longitude: -80.5532    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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