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Welcome to Keystone ...

The city of Keystone is located in McDowell County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Keystone has a population of 222 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Keystone.

Keystone is 1,660 feet [506 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Keystone: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Keystone had an population of 222 people. This is a decrease of 21.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 50.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Keystone had a population of 282 people. This makes Keystone the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Keystone represents 0.02% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 199th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 282 people, the population of Keystone decreased 37.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 453 people).

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

Communities Also Named Keystone ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Keystone: This one is located in McDowell County and the other is located in Marion County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 44 communities that are also named Keystone - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado (3), Delaware, Florida, Indiana (2), Iowa, Louisiana (2), Michigan, Minnesota (2), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska (2), Nevada (4), North Dakota (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (5), South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington (3), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Keystone ...

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

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Keystone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,505 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<7>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
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    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Keystone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<7>
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
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    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Keystone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<7>
  • Welch [McDowell County]
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    • Welch [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Keystone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,575 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
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      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Keystone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<7>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
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      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Keystone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • War [McDowell County]
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      • War [McDowell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Keystone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 659 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
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      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Keystone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<7>
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Keystone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Keystone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<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 Keystone. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Keystone.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Keystone ...

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

Adding Keystone to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Keystone 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 Keystone was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Mentions & References for Keystone

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Keystone. 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 McDowell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Keystone.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Keystone - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Keystone) 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 Keystone. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KeystoneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keystone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4158, Longitude: -81.4462       In this case, the coordinates for Keystone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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