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Welcome to Kalamazoo ...

Kalamazoo is located in Barbour County<1>.

When the people of Kalamazoo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Kalamazooan<2>

Kalamazoo is 1,610 feet [491 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Adding Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Kalamazoo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Kalamazoo - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Kansas (3), Michigan and Nebraska.

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

Communities near Kalamazoo ...

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

  • Elkins [Randolph County]
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    • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Kalamazoo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<6>
  • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
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    • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Kalamazoo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,394 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<6>
  • Grafton [Taylor County]
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    • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Kalamazoo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<6>
  • Philippi [Barbour County]
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    • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Kalamazoo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belington [Barbour County]
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      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Kalamazoo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<6>
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
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      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Kalamazoo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<6>
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
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      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Kalamazoo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 572 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<6>
    • Junior [Barbour County]
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      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Kalamazoo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Newburg [Preston County]
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      • Newburg [Preston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Kalamazoo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<6>
    • Flemington [Taylor County]
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      • Flemington [Taylor County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Kalamazoo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 306 people
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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 Kalamazoo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kalamazoo.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kalamazoo ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Barbour County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kalamazoo. 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 Barbour, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Kalamazoo refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Kalamazoo may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kalamazoo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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- Kalamazoo) 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 Kalamazoo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kalamazoo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kalamazoo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1397, Longitude: -79.9150    
<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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