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Welcome to Edison ...

Edison is located in Mercer County.

Edison is 2,440 feet [744 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Edison is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Edison: (304) and (681)<2>

Communities near Edison ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Population
DirDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   747   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Athens   [Map]   921   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Edison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Edison - they are located in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey (2), Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington (2) and Wyoming.

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

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 Edison. 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 Edison. 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 Edison.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Edison ...

Looking for more information about Edison? 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.

Looking for more information about Edison? 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 Edison, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Edison.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mercer County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Edison. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Edison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Edison) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Edison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Edison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3039, Longitude: -81.1553     [Map].

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Edison.

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