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Welcome to Glasgow ...

The town of Glasgow is located in Kanawha County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Glasgow has a population of 834 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Glasgow is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Glasgow: (304) & (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Glasgow had an population of 834 people. This is a decrease of 7.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Glasgow had a population of 905 people. This makes Glasgow the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Glasgow represents 0.05% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 119th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 905 people, the population of Glasgow increased 15.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 783 people).

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

Communities Also Named Glasgow ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Glasgow - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario (4), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Glasgow ...

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

  • Charleston [Kanawha County]
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    • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Glasgow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,879 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<7>
  • South Charleston [Kanawha County]
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    • South Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Glasgow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,036 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Charleston<7>
  • Montgomery [Fayette County]
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    • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Glasgow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<7>
  • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
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    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Glasgow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,393 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
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      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Glasgow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet 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 Marmet<7>
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
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      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Glasgow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<7>
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
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      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Glasgow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<7>
    • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
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      • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Glasgow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,098 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<7>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
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      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Glasgow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<7>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
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      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Glasgow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glasgow ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Kanawha, 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 Glasgow.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Glasgow - 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glasgow) 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 Glasgow. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GlasgowOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glasgow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2109, Longitude: -81.4218       In this case, the coordinates for Glasgow 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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