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Welcome to Fayetteville ...

The town of Fayetteville is located in Fayette County<1> and is the County Seat for Fayette County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fayetteville has a population of 2,716 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fayetteville.

Fayetteville is 1,750 feet [533 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Fayetteville: (304) & (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Fayetteville: 25840<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fayetteville had an population of 2,716 people. This is a decrease of 6.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fayetteville had a population of 2,892 people (which is 6.28% of the total population of Fayette County). This makes Fayetteville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Fayetteville represents 0.16% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 45th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,892 people, the population of Fayetteville increased 5.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,754 people).

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

Communities Also Named Fayetteville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Fayetteville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Fayetteville ...

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

  • Beckley [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
    • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Fayetteville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,805 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<7>
  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
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    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Fayetteville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<7>
  • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
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    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Fayetteville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<7>
  • Montgomery [Fayette County]
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    • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Fayetteville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
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      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Fayetteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<7>
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
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      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Fayetteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<7>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
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      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Fayetteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<7>
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
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      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Fayetteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
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      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Fayetteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<7>
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Fayetteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge

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 Fayetteville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fayetteville.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fayetteville. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fayetteville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fayetteville ...

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

Adding Fayetteville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fayetteville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fayetteville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fayetteville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fayetteville on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fayetteville. 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 Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fayetteville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fayetteville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<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 Fayetteville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fayetteville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Fayetteville) 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 Fayetteville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FayettevilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fayetteville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0533, Longitude: -81.1044    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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