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Jefferson, West Virginia
(Kanawha County)

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The location of Jefferson

Welcome to Jefferson ...

The town of Jefferson is located in Kanawha County.

Jefferson is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

Telephone area codes for Jefferson: (304) and (681)<2>

The ZIP code for Jefferson: 25177<3>

Communities near Jefferson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Buffalo   [Map]   1,262   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Charleston   [Map]   47,929   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eleanor   [Map]   1,598   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Marmet   [Map]   1,410   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Jefferson.

Communities Also Named Jefferson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Jefferson: This one is located in Kanawha County and the other is located in Lincoln County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 58 communities that are also named Jefferson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado (2), Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Mississippi (2), Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (2), Washington and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jefferson. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jefferson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jefferson.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Jefferson:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jefferson ...

Looking for more information about Jefferson? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jefferson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<3>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 town (such as Jefferson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jefferson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Jefferson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jefferson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jefferson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3758, Longitude: -81.7829     [Map].

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jefferson.

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