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Welcome to Hammond ...

Hammond is located in Marion County<1>.

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

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

Hammond is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Adding Hammond 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 Hammond 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 Hammond elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Hammond ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Hammond - they are located in California (2), Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (4), Texas (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Hammond ...

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

  • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Hammond
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,549 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<7>
  • Fairmont [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
    • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Hammond
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,388 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<7>
  • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
    • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Hammond
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<7>
  • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
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    • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Hammond
    • 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<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grafton [Taylor County]
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      • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Hammond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<7>
    • Westover [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
      • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Hammond
      • 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<7>
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Hammond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<7>
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the northwest of Hammond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Granville [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Monongalia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Hammond
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Hammond
      • 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<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 Hammond. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hammond.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hammond ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marion County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hammond. 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>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 Hammond 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 Hammond may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hammond - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hammond) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hammond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4059, Longitude: -80.1012       In this case, the coordinates for Hammond 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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