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Hinton, West Virginia

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Welcome to Hinton ...

The city of Hinton is located in Summers County<1> and is the County Seat for Summers County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hinton has a population of 2,357 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hinton.

Hinton is 1,810 feet [552 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Hinton: 25951<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hinton had an population of 2,357 people. This is a decrease of 11.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hinton had a population of 2,676 people (which is 19.21% of the total population of Summers County). This makes Hinton the county's most populous community.

The population of Hinton represents 0.14% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 47th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,676 people, the population of Hinton decreased 7.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,880 people).

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

Adding Hinton 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 Hinton 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 Hinton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hinton on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hinton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Hinton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Hinton - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Missouri, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma and Virginia.

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

Communities near Hinton ...

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

  • Beckley [Raleigh County]
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    • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Hinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<7>
  • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
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    • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Hinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,263 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
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    • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Hinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,125 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<7>
  • Athens [Mercer County]
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    • Athens [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Hinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
    • Union [Monroe County]
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      • Union [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Hinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
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    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
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      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Hinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
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      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Hinton
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    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
    • Shady Spring [Raleigh 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 Hinton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hinton.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hinton. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hinton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hinton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Summers, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hinton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hinton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hinton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hinton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hinton) 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 Hinton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hinton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6737, Longitude: -80.8897    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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