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Welcome to Elizabeth ...

The town of Elizabeth is located in Wirt County<1> and is the County Seat for Wirt County.

When the people of Elizabeth refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Elizabethan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elizabeth has a population of 838 people<3> (see below for details).

Elizabeth was established in 1796.

The community of Elizabeth is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Elizabeth: (304) & (681)<5>

The ZIP code for Elizabeth: 26143<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elizabeth had an population of 838 people. This is an increase of 1.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elizabeth had a population of 823 people (or 14.4% of the total population of Wirt County). This makes Elizabeth the county's most populous community.

The population of Elizabeth represents 0.04% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 126th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 823 people, the population of Elizabeth decreased 17.2% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 994 people).

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

Communities Also Named Elizabeth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Elizabeth - they are located in Alabama (2), Alberta, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee (2) and Texas (3).

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

Communities near Elizabeth ...

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

  • Parkersburg [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkersburg
    • Parkersburg [Wood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Elizabeth
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,306 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkersburg<8>
  • Vienna [Wood County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
    • Vienna [Wood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Elizabeth
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,124 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<8>
  • Belpre [Washington County]
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    • Belpre [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Elizabeth
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,386 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belpre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belpre<8>
  • Spencer [Roane County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
    • Spencer [Roane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Elizabeth
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,038 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North Hills [Wood County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hills
      • North Hills [Wood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Elizabeth
      • Estimated population in 2019: 774 people
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    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Elizabeth
      • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<8>
    • Cairo [Ritchie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Elizabeth
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<8>
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the south of Elizabeth
      • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Greencastle [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
      • Greencastle [Wirt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the north of Elizabeth
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    • Slate [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate
      • Slate [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northwest of Elizabeth
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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 Elizabeth. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elizabeth.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elizabeth. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Elizabeth.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elizabeth ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Wirt County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elizabeth. 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>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Wirt, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Elizabeth refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Elizabeth may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elizabeth.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elizabeth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Elizabeth). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elizabeth or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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- Elizabeth) 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 Elizabeth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elizabeth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elizabeth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0626, Longitude: -81.3960    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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