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Welcome to Frenchton ...

Frenchton is located in Upshur County<1>.

Frenchton is 1,490 feet [454 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Frenchton: (304) & (681)<3>

Adding Frenchton 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 Frenchton 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 Frenchton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Communities near Frenchton ...

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

  • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
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    • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Frenchton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,394 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<5>
  • Weston [Lewis County]
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    • Weston [Lewis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Frenchton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,857 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<5>
  • Burnsville [Braxton County]
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    • Burnsville [Braxton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Frenchton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 477 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<5>
  • Lost Creek [Harrison County]
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    • Lost Creek [Harrison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Frenchton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jane Lew [Lewis County]
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      • Jane Lew [Lewis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Frenchton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 386 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jane Lew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jane Lew<5>
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
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      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Frenchton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<5>
    • Garton Village [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garton Village
      • Garton Village [Lewis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Frenchton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garton Village
    • Cleveland [Webster County]
    • Goshen [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Upshur County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Frenchton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Cox Town [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cox Town
      • Cox Town [Lewis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Frenchton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cox Town have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Town

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Frenchton ...

Looking for more information about Frenchton? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Frenchton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Frenchton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Frenchton. 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 Upshur, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Frenchton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Frenchton) 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 Frenchton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Frenchton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frenchton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8730, Longitude: -80.3567    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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