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Welcome to Follansbee ...

The city of Follansbee is located in Brooke County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Follansbee has a population of 2,704 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Follansbee is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Follansbee: 26037<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Follansbee had an population of 2,704 people. This is a decrease of 9.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Follansbee had a population of 2,986 people (which is 12.41% of the total population of Brooke County). This makes Follansbee the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Follansbee represents 0.16% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,986 people, the population of Follansbee decreased 4.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,115 people).

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

Communities near Follansbee ...

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

  • Wheeling (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeling
    • Wheeling lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Follansbee and is located in Ohio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,283 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheeling<7>
  • Weirton (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weirton
    • Weirton lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Follansbee and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,068 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weirton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weirton<7>
  • Martins Ferry (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Ferry
    • Martins Ferry lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Follansbee and is located in Belmont County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,426 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Ferry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martins Ferry<7>
  • Toronto (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
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    • Toronto lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Follansbee and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,902 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toronto have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toronto<7>
  • Wintersville (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wintersville
    • Wintersville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Follansbee and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,645 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wintersville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wintersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wintersville<7>
  • Wellsville (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
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    • Wellsville lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Follansbee and is located in Columbiana County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,272 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellsville<7>
  • Wellsburg (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsburg
    • Wellsburg lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Follansbee and is located in Brooke County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,497 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellsburg<7>
  • Chester (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Follansbee and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,313 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<7>
  • McDonald (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDonald
    • McDonald lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Follansbee and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,040 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDonald have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonald
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McDonald<7>
  • Bridgeport (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Follansbee and is located in Belmont County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,704 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Follansbee ...

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

Adding Follansbee to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Follansbee 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 Follansbee was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Follansbee on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for West Virginia (1956).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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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 Brooke, 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 Follansbee.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Follansbee - 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 city (such as Follansbee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Follansbee 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 from Point A (ie- Follansbee) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Follansbee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FollansbeeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Follansbee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3304, Longitude: -80.5964    
<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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