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Durbin, West Virginia

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Welcome to Durbin ...

The town of Durbin is located in Pocahontas County<1>.

The location of Durbin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Durbin has a population of 294 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Durbin is 2,710 feet [826 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Durbin is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Durbin: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Durbin had an population of 294 people. This is an increase of 0.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Durbin had a population of 293 people. This makes Durbin the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Durbin represents 0.02% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 195th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 293 people, the population of Durbin increased 11.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 262 people).

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

Adding Durbin 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 Durbin 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 Durbin 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 Durbin on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Durbin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Durbin - they are located in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Durbin ...

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

  • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
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    • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Durbin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
  • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huttonsville
    • Huttonsville [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Durbin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huttonsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huttonsville<7>
  • Monterey [Highland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
    • Monterey [Highland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Durbin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monterey<7>
  • Thornwood [Pocahontas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornwood
    • Thornwood [Pocahontas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Durbin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornwood
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Green Bank [Pocahontas County]
    • Cass [Pocahontas County]
    • Elkwater [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkwater
      • Elkwater [Randolph County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Durbin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkwater
    • Mingo [Randolph County]
    • Monterville [Randolph County]
    • Possum Trot [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Highland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Durbin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot

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 Durbin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Durbin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Durbin. 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 Durbin.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Durbin ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Pocahontas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Pocahontas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Durbin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Durbin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Durbin) 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 Durbin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Durbin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Durbin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5470, Longitude: -79.8278       In this case, the coordinates for Durbin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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