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Welcome to Hurricane ...

The city of Hurricane is located in Putnam County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hurricane has a population of 6,430 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Hurricane is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Hurricane: 25526<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hurricane had an population of 6,430 people. This is an increase of 2.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hurricane had a population of 6,284 people (or 11.33% of the total population of Putnam County). This makes Hurricane the county's most populous community.

The population of Hurricane represents 0.34% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,284 people, the population of Hurricane increased 20.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,222 people).

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

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Hurricane ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Hurricane - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi (3), Missouri (3), New York, North Carolina (2), Tennessee (3), Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Hurricane ...

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

  • South Charleston [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Charleston
    • South Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Hurricane
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,047 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Charleston<8>
  • Saint Albans [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
    • Saint Albans [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Hurricane
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,918 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<8>
  • Dunbar [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbar
    • Dunbar [Kanawha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Hurricane
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,093 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunbar<8>
  • Nitro [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitro
    • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Hurricane
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,373 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Barboursville [Cabell County]
    • Milton [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Hurricane
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<8>
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Hurricane
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<8>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Hurricane
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<8>
    • Buffalo [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Putnam County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Hurricane
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<8>
    • Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Hurricane
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,048 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlin<8>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hurricane ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hurricane. 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 Putnam, 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 Hurricane.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hurricane - 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 Hurricane). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hurricane 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hurricane) 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 Hurricane. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hurricane

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hurricane. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4332, Longitude: -82.0200    
<7>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.
<8>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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