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Welcome to Ghent ...

Ghent is located in Raleigh County<1>.

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

Ghent is 2,980 feet [908 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Ghent is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Ghent: (304) and (681)<4>

Communities Also Named Ghent ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Ghent - they are located in Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Ghent ...

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

  • Beckley [Raleigh County]
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    • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Ghent
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<6>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
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    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Ghent
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<6>
  • Hinton [Summers County]
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    • Hinton [Summers County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Ghent
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<6>
  • Mullens [Wyoming County]
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    • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Ghent
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<6>
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    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
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      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Ghent
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<6>
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
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      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Ghent
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
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      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Ghent
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<6>
    • Athens [Mercer County]
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      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Ghent
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<6>
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
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      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Ghent
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
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      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ghent
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Ghent. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ghent.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ghent ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ghent. 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 Raleigh, 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 Ghent - 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 from Point A (ie- Ghent) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ghent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6171, Longitude: -81.1148       In this case, the coordinates for Ghent 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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