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Welcome to Keyser ...

The city of Keyser is located in Mineral County<1> and is the County Seat for Mineral County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Keyser has a population of 4,913 people<2> (see below for details).

Keyser was established in 1852.

The community of Keyser is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Keyser: 26726<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Keyser had an population of 4,913 people. This is a decrease of 9.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Keyser had a population of 5,439 people (or 19.28% of the total population of Mineral County). This makes Keyser the county's most populous community.

The population of Keyser represents 0.29% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,439 people, the population of Keyser increased 2.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,303 people).

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

Adding Keyser to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Keyser in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Keyser was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Keyser on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Keyser ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Keyser - they are located in Kansas, Maryland (2), North Carolina, Ontario and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Keyser ...

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

  • Cumberland [Allegany County]
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    • Cumberland [Allegany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Keyser
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,131 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumberland<7>
  • Frostburg [Allegany County]
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    • Frostburg [Allegany County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Keyser
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,465 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frostburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frostburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frostburg<7>
  • Romney [Hampshire County]
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    • Romney [Hampshire County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Keyser
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Romney<7>
  • Lonaconing [Allegany County]
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    • Lonaconing [Allegany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Keyser
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,096 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonaconing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonaconing<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carpendale [Mineral County]
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      • Carpendale [Mineral County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Keyser
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpendale have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ridgeley [Mineral County]
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      • Ridgeley [Mineral County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Keyser
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeley<7>
    • Barton [Allegany County]
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      • Barton [Allegany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Keyser
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton
    • Midland [Allegany County]
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      • Midland [Allegany County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Keyser
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
    • Deer Park [Garrett County]
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      • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Keyser
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<7>
    • Kitzmiller [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kitzmiller
      • Kitzmiller [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Keyser
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kitzmiller have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kitzmiller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kitzmiller<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Keyser. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Keyser.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Keyser ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.com/

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 Mineral, 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 Keyser.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Keyser - 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 Keyser). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Keyser 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' (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- Keyser) 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 Keyser. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KeyserOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keyser. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4383, Longitude: -78.9794    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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