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Welcome to Herold ...

Herold is located in Braxton County<1>.

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

Herold is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Herold: (304) & (681)<4>

Adding Herold 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 Herold 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 Herold 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 Herold on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Herold ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Herold - it's located in Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Herold ...

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

  • Summersville [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
    • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Herold
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<6>
  • Sutton [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
    • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Herold
    • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<6>
  • Gassaway [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
    • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Herold
    • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<6>
  • Cowen [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
    • Cowen [Webster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Herold
    • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clay [Clay County]
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      • Clay [Clay County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<6>
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<6>
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Frametown [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frametown
      • Frametown [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frametown
    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Birch

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Herold ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Herold. 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 Braxton, 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 Herold - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Herold) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Herold. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5673, Longitude: -80.8098       In this case, the coordinates for Herold 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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