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Edgar, West Virginia

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Welcome to Edgar ...

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

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

Edgar would have been located within present day Jackson County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Edgar is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The location where Edgar once stood is in the (304) & (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Edgar ...

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 Edgar and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Bancroft   [Map]   600   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Buffalo   [Map]   1,262   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Eleanor   [Map]   1,598   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Leon   [Map]   150   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Liberty   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   S   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named Edgar ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Edgar - they are located in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Edgar. 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 Edgar. 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 Edgar.

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

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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 Edgar, 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 Edgar - 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Edgar) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6790, Longitude: -81.7040     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgar 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 Edgar.

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