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Flat Top, West Virginia

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The location of Flat Top

Welcome to Flat Top ...

Flat Top is located in Mercer County.

The location of Flat Top has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Flat Top is 3,250 feet [991 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Flat Top is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Flat Top: (304) and (681)<3>

Communities near Flat Top ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Flat Top and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Athens   [Map]   921   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lester   [Map]   323   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Matoaka   [Map]   210   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Flat Top ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Flat Top - they are located in Alabama (2), Colorado, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia (2).

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

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 Flat Top. 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 Flat Top. 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 Flat Top.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Flat Top ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Flat Top - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>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 from Point A (ie- Flat Top) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Top. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5896, Longitude: -81.1068     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flat Top have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Flat Top.

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