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Welcome to Higby ...

So far, we have found very little information about Higby. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Higby to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Higby, please Contact Us.


Higby would have been located within present day Roane County<2>.

The location of Higby has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Higby is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Higby was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Higby would have been located in the (304) & (681)<5> area codes.

Adding Higby 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 Higby in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Higby 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 Higby on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Higby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Higby - they are located in California, Colorado and Ohio.

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

Communities near Higby ...

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

  • Ripley [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Higby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,159 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<7>
  • Spencer [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
    • Spencer [Roane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Higby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,038 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<7>
  • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenin
    • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Higby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<7>
  • Reedy [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
    • Reedy [Roane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Higby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Higby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
    • Flint Town [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
      • Flint Town [Roane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Higby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Town
    • Romance [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romance
      • Romance [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Higby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romance
    • Island Branch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Branch
      • Island Branch [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Higby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Branch
    • Liberty [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Putnam County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Higby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Sissonville [Kanawha County]

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

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

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

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The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Higby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Roane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Higby - 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' (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- Higby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Higby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6851, Longitude: -81.5362       In this case, the coordinates for Higby 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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