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Handley, West Virginia

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The location of Handley

Welcome to Handley ...

The town of Handley is located in Kanawha County.

The location of Handley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Handley has a population of 325 people<2> (see below for details).

Handley is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Handley had a population of 349 people. This makes Handley the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Handley represents 0.02% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 184th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 349 people, the population of Handley decreased 3.59% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 362 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Handley had an population of 325 people. This is a decrease of 6.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.22% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Handley ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Handley and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Ansted   [Map]   1,353   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Belle   [Map]   1,162   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cedar Grove   [Map]   940   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Charleston   [Map]   47,929   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
East Bank   [Map]   904   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Handley.

Communities Also Named Handley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Handley - they are located in Alabama, Missouri (2) and Texas.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Handley. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Handley. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Handley.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Handley:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Handley ...

Looking for more information about Handley? 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.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Handley.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Handley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>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 from Point A (ie- Handley) 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 Handley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Handley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Handley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1863, Longitude: -81.3673     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Handley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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