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Welcome to East Bank ...

The town of East Bank is located in Kanawha County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of East Bank, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

A typical abbreviation for East Bank: E. Bank

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, East Bank has a population of 870 people<3> (see below for details).

East Bank is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for East Bank: (304) & (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, East Bank had an population of 870 people. This is a decrease of 9.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, East Bank had a population of 959 people. This makes East Bank the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of East Bank represents 0.05% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 114th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 959 people, the population of East Bank increased 2.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 933 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for East Bank.

Communities Also Named East Bank ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named East Bank - they are located in Kansas and Louisiana.

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

Communities near East Bank ...

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

  • Charleston
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • South Charleston
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Charleston
    • South Charleston is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,036 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Charleston <6>
  • Dunbar
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Montgomery
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Chesapeake
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
    • Chesapeake is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,393 people
  • Marmet
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmet
    • Marmet is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet <6>
  • Ansted
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
    • Ansted is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted <6>
  • Belle
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
    • Belle is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle <6>
  • Clendenin
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Smithers
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
    • Smithers is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers <6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for East Bank ...

Looking for more information about East Bank? 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.

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

Adding East Bank to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for East Bank was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found East Bank on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for East Bank.

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Kanawha, 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 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 East Bank.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around East Bank - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>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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