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East, West Virginia

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Welcome to East ...

So far, we have found very little information about East. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added East to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with East, please Contact Us.

East would have been located within present day Lincoln County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for East is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where East was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

East would have been located in the (304) and (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near East ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from East and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Chapmanville   [Map]   1,137   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Charleston   [Map]   47,929   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   1,072   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named East ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named East - they are located in New Jersey, New York and Tennessee.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around East. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of East. 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 East.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about East, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around East - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>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- East) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2195, Longitude: -81.9360     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for East.

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