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French Creek, West Virginia

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The location of French Creek

Welcome to French Creek ...

French Creek is located in Upshur County.

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

A typical abbreviation for French Creek: French Crk. (or less commonly used: French Ck. or French Cr.)

French Creek is 1,450 feet [442 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for French Creek: (304) & (681)<3>

Communities near French Creek ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   490   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Excelsior   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Garton Village   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jane Lew   [Map]   392   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Junior   [Map]   487   E   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named French Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named French Creek - they are located in British Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, New York and Pennsylvania.

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

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 French Creek. 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 French Creek. 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 French Creek.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for French Creek ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for French Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 French Creek - 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- French Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in French Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8857, Longitude: -80.2973     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for French Creek 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 French Creek.

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