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Welcome to Jefferson ...

The town of Jefferson is located in Kanawha County<1>.

Jefferson is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Jefferson: (304) and (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Jefferson: 25177<4>

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.

Communities near Jefferson ...

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

  • Charleston [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
    • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Jefferson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,536 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<6>
  • South Charleston [Kanawha County]
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    • South Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson
    • 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<6>
  • Hurricane [Putnam County]
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    • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Jefferson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,430 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<6>
  • Nitro [Kanawha County]
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    • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Jefferson
    • 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<6>
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    • Milton [Cabell County]
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      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Jefferson
      • 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.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<6>
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
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      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • 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<6>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
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      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • 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<6>
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
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      • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmet
      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<6>
    • Buffalo [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Putnam County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<6>

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jefferson.

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

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 ...

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About Kanawha County

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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: www.kanawha.us/

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 Kanawha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jefferson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 (or directions), 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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