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Federal, West Virginia
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The location of Federal

Welcome to Federal ...

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

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

Federal would have been located within present day Pleasants County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Federal is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

If Federal still existed, it would have been in the (304) and (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Federal ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Federal and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,673   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   871   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Belmont   [Map]   876   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harrisville   [Map]   1,740   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Paden City   [Map]   2,424   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pennsboro   [Map]   1,045   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Federal ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Federal: This one is located in Pleasants County and the other is located in Mercer County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 18 communities that are also named Federal - they are located in Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington and Wyoming.

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

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 Federal. 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 Federal. 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 Federal.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Pleasants County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

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 Federal, 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 Federal - 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' (or 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- Federal) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Federal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3926, Longitude: -81.0868     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Federal 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 Federal.

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