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Welcome to Friendly ...

The town of Friendly is located in Tyler County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Friendly has a population of 121 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Friendly is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Friendly had an population of 121 people. This is a decrease of 8.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Friendly had a population of 132 people. This makes Friendly the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 132 people, the population of Friendly decreased 16.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 159 people).

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

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Friendly ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Friendly - they are located in Maryland, North Carolina and Texas.

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

Communities near Friendly ...

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

  • New Martinsville [Wetzel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Martinsville
    • New Martinsville [Wetzel County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Friendly
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,118 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Martinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Martinsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Martinsville<7>
  • Paden City [Tyler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paden City
    • Paden City [Tyler County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Friendly
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,336 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paden City<7>
  • Woodsfield [Monroe County]
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    • Woodsfield [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Friendly
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,217 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodsfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodsfield<7>
  • Saint Marys [Pleasants County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys
    • Saint Marys [Pleasants County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Friendly
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,772 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sistersville [Tyler County]
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      • Sistersville [Tyler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Friendly
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sistersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sistersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sistersville<7>
    • Pennsboro [Ritchie County]
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      • Pennsboro [Ritchie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Friendly
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,003 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennsboro<7>
    • Belmont [Pleasants County]
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      • Belmont [Pleasants County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Friendly
      • Estimated population in 2019: 862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Middlebourne [Tyler County]
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      • Middlebourne [Tyler County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Friendly
      • Estimated population in 2019: 738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlebourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlebourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlebourne<7>
    • Ellenboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Ritchie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Friendly
      • Estimated population in 2019: 363 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<7>
    • Lewisville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Friendly
      • Estimated population in 2019: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Friendly ...

Looking for more information about Friendly? 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 Friendly, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Friendly.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Friendly. 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 Tyler, 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 Friendly.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Friendly - 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 '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- Friendly) 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 Friendly. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Friendly

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Friendly. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5136, Longitude: -81.0618       In this case, the coordinates for Friendly 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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