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Welcome to Greenville ...

Greenville is located in Monroe County<1>.

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

When the people of Greenville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Greenvillian<3>

Greenville is 1,690 feet [515 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Greenville: (304) and (681)<5>

Adding Greenville 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 Greenville 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 Greenville elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Greenville on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Greenville ...

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

Beyond West Virginia, there are 66 communities that are also named Greenville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Connecticut, Delaware (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (3), Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New York (5), North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Greenville ...

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

  • Pearisburg [Giles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
    • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Greenville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,636 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<7>
  • Hinton [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
    • Hinton [Summers County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Greenville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<7>
  • Narrows [Giles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
    • Narrows [Giles County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Greenville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,952 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<7>
  • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronceverte
    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Greenville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,670 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Greenville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<7>
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Greenville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<7>
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Greenville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 741 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<7>
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Greenville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 621 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<7>
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Greenville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Glen Lyn [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
      • Glen Lyn [Giles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Greenville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Lyn

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greenville ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Greenville. 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 Monroe, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Greenville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Greenville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greenville - 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- Greenville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5435, Longitude: -80.6826       In this case, the coordinates for Greenville 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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