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Elizabeth, West Virginia

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Welcome to Elizabeth ...

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

When the people of Elizabeth refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Elizabethan<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Elizabeth has a population of 827 people<2> (see below for details).

Elizabeth was established in 1796.

The community of Elizabeth is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Elizabeth: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Elizabeth: 26143<5>

Population Details ...

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 (that had a count of 994 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Elizabeth had an population of 827 people. This is an increase of 0.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.8% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Elizabeth ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Elizabeth and not the distance if you drove it.<6>.

Community   2017
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,406   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Cairo   [Map]   262   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grantsville   [Map]   531   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Greencastle   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
North Hills   [Map]   793   N   18 miles [29 km]
Parkersburg   [Map]   30,096   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elizabeth. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Elizabeth. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elizabeth.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elizabeth - 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>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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Elizabeth. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elizabeth) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elizabeth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0626, Longitude: -81.3960     [Map].

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