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Welcome to Kimball ...

The town of Kimball is located in McDowell County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kimball has a population of 153 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Kimball is 1,510 feet [460 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Kimball: (304) & (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kimball had an population of 153 people. This is a decrease of 21.13% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 62.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kimball had a population of 194 people. This makes Kimball the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Kimball represents 0.01% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 213rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 194 people, the population of Kimball decreased 52.8% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 411 people).

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

Adding Kimball 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 Kimball 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 Kimball elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Kimball ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Kimball - they are located in Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Kansas (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Kimball ...

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

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
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    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Kimball
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,629 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<7>
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
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    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Kimball
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<7>
  • Welch [McDowell County]
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    • Welch [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Kimball
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<7>
  • Mullens [Wyoming County]
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    • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Kimball
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
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      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Kimball
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<7>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
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      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Kimball
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 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.
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    • War [McDowell County]
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      • War [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Kimball
      • Estimated population in 2019: 685 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.
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    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
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      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Kimball
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 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]
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      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Kimball
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
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    • Davy [McDowell County]
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      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Kimball
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Kimball. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kimball.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kimball ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kimball. 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 Kimball.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kimball - 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 '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- Kimball) 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 Kimball. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kimball

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kimball. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4267, Longitude: -81.5079       In this case, the coordinates for Kimball 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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