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Welcome to Hico ...

Hico is located in Fayette County<1>.

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

Hico is 2,140 feet [652 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Hico is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Hico: (304) and (681)<4>

Adding Hico 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 Hico 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 Hico 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 Hico on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Hico ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Hico - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Hico ...

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

  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Hico
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<6>
  • Summersville [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
    • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Hico
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<6>
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
  • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Hico
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Hico
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<6>
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Hico
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<6>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Hico
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<6>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Hico
      • Estimated population in 2019: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<6>
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Hico
      • Estimated population in 2019: 346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hico ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hico. 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 Fayette, 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 Hico - 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- Hico) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hico. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1173, Longitude: -81.0057       In this case, the coordinates for Hico 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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