RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Key, West Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other WV
Communities





The location of Key









Welcome to Key ...

So far, we have found very little information about Key. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Key to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Key, please Contact Us.


Key would have been located within present day Pendleton County.

The location of Key has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Key is 1,830 feet [558 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Key was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Key once stood is in the (304) and (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Key ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Key and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Population
DirDistance
Brushy Run   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Canaan Valley   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Canfield   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Circleville   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Franklin   [Map]   652   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harman   [Map]   138   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Key ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Key - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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

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 Key. 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 Key. 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 Key.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Pendleton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Key, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>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.

- Return to Citation

<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Key - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

- Return to Citation

<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

- Return to Citation

<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- Key) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Key. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7715, Longitude: -79.3956     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Key have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Key.

- Return to Citation





 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019