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Keyser, West Virginia

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The location of Keyser

Welcome to Keyser ...

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

The location of Keyser has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Keyser has a population of 5,077 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

Area codes for Keyser: (304) and (681)<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Keyser had an population of 5,077 people. This is a decrease of 6.66% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.26% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Keyser ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Keyser and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Barton (MD)   [Map]   432   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   19,707   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   369   W   18 miles [29 km]
Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   8,642   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Grantsville (MD)   [Map]   875   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lonaconing (MD)   [Map]   1,128   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

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.

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 Keyser. 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 Keyser. 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 Keyser. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Mineral County

About West Virginia

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:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Keyser.

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

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

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<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- Keyser) 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 Keyser. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Keyser

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keyser. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4397, Longitude: -78.9823     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Keyser have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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