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Welcome to Gassaway ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gassaway has a population of 829 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Gassaway is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Gassaway: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Gassaway: 26624<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gassaway had an population of 829 people. This is a decrease of 8.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gassaway had a population of 908 people (or 6.25% of the total population of Braxton County). This makes Gassaway the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Gassaway represents 0.05% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 118th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 908 people, the population of Gassaway has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 901 people).

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

Communities Also Named Gassaway ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Gassaway - they are located in Kentucky and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Gassaway ...

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

  • Glenville [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
    • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Gassaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,410 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<7>
  • Burnsville [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
    • Burnsville [Braxton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Gassaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<7>
  • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
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    • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Gassaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<7>
  • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Gassaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Canfield [Braxton County]
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      • Canfield [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Gassaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Chapel [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel
      • Chapel [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Gassaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel
    • Frametown [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frametown
      • Frametown [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Gassaway
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    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Wilsie [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsie
      • Wilsie [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Gassaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsie
    • Clem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clem
      • Clem [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Gassaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clem

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gassaway. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gassaway.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gassaway ...

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

Adding Gassaway to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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 Gassaway. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gassaway.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gassaway - 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 town (such as Gassaway). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gassaway 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gassaway) 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 Gassaway. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GassawayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gassaway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6731, Longitude: -80.7748    
<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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