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Welcome to Gaston ...

Gaston is located in Marion County<1>.

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

Gaston is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Gaston: (304) & (681)<4>

Adding Gaston 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 Gaston in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Gaston elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Gaston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Gaston: This one is located in Marion County and the other is located in Lewis County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 12 communities that are also named Gaston - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, North Carolina (2), Oregon and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Gaston ...

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

  • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Gaston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,549 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<6>
  • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
    • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Gaston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<6>
  • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Gaston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,842 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<6>
  • Grafton [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
    • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Gaston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Westover [Monongalia County]
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      • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Gaston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<6>
    • Granville [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Monongalia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Gaston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Shinnston [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shinnston
      • Shinnston [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Gaston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shinnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinnston<6>
    • Mannington [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mannington
      • Mannington [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Gaston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,023 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mannington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mannington<6>
    • Star City [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Monongalia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Gaston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewood
      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Gaston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gaston ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

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 Marion, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gaston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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- Gaston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gaston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4626, Longitude: -80.1784       In this case, the coordinates for Gaston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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