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Welcome to Gould ...

Gould is located in Clay County<1>.

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

Gould is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Adding Gould 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 Gould 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 Gould 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 Gould on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Gould ...

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

Beyond West Virginia, there are 15 communities that are also named Gould - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Texas (3).

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

Communities near Gould ...

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

  • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenin
    • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Gould
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<6>
  • Gassaway [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
    • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Gould
    • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<6>
  • Clay [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
    • Clay [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Gould
    • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<6>
  • Harrison [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
    • Harrison [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Gould
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Gould
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Gould
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Mudfork [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mudfork
      • Mudfork [Calhoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Gould
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mudfork
    • Stinson [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stinson
      • Stinson [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Gould
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Gould
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Clem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clem
      • Clem [Braxton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Gould
      • 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 Gould. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gould.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gould ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Clay County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gould. 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 Clay, 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 Gould - 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gould) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gould. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5304, Longitude: -81.0421       In this case, the coordinates for Gould 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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