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Flatwoods, West Virginia
(Braxton County)

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Welcome to Flatwoods ...

The town of Flatwoods is located in Braxton County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Flatwoods has a population of 265 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Flatwoods is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Flatwoods had an population of 265 people. This is a decrease of 4.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Flatwoods had a population of 277 people. This makes Flatwoods the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Flatwoods represents 0.01% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 201st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 277 people, the population of Flatwoods decreased 20.4% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 348 people).

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

Adding Flatwoods to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Flatwoods elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Flatwoods on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Flatwoods ...

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

Beyond West Virginia, there are 22 communities that are also named Flatwoods - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas, California, Illinois, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee (3), Texas and Virginia (4).

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

Communities near Flatwoods ...

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

  • Glenville [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
    • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Flatwoods
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<7>
  • Sutton [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
    • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Flatwoods
    • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<7>
  • Gassaway [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
    • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Flatwoods
    • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<7>
  • Burnsville [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
    • Burnsville [Braxton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Flatwoods
    • Estimated population in 2019: 477 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Flatwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Rollyson [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollyson
      • Rollyson [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Flatwoods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollyson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollyson
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Napier [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napier
      • Napier [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Flatwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napier
    • Arnett [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnett
      • Arnett [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Flatwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnett
    • Chapel [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel
      • Chapel [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Flatwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Flatwoods. See our Newspapers Page for Flatwoods.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Flatwoods ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Flatwoods. 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 Braxton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Flatwoods.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Flatwoods - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>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- Flatwoods) 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 Flatwoods. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Flatwoods

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flatwoods. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7206, Longitude: -80.6526       In this case, the coordinates for Flatwoods have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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