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Welcome to Hiawatha ...

Hiawatha is located in Mercer County<1>.

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

Hiawatha is 2,400 feet [732 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Hiawatha is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Hiawatha: (304) & (681)<4>

Adding Hiawatha 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 Hiawatha 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 Hiawatha 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 Hiawatha on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Hiawatha ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Hiawatha - they are located in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan (2), Nebraska (2), New York, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Utah.

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

Communities near Hiawatha ...

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

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
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    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Hiawatha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,629 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<6>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
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    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Hiawatha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<6>
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
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    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Hiawatha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<6>
  • Welch [McDowell County]
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    • Welch [McDowell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Hiawatha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
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      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Hiawatha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<6>
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
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      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Hiawatha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<6>
    • Athens [Mercer County]
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      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Hiawatha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<6>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
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      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Hiawatha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
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      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Hiawatha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<6>
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Hiawatha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hiawatha ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Mercer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hiawatha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4401, Longitude: -81.2440       In this case, the coordinates for Hiawatha 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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