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Welcome to Kingwood ...

The city of Kingwood is located in Preston County<1> and is the County Seat for Preston County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kingwood has a population of 3,057 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Kingwood is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Kingwood: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Kingwood: 26537<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kingwood had an population of 3,057 people. This is an increase of 4.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kingwood had a population of 2,939 people (or 8.77% of the total population of Preston County). This makes Kingwood the county's most populous community.

The population of Kingwood represents 0.16% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,939 people, the population of Kingwood has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,944 people).

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

Adding Kingwood 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 Kingwood 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 Kingwood elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kingwood on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Kingwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Kingwood - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Kingwood ...

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

  • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Kingwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,549 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<7>
  • Grafton [Taylor County]
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    • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Kingwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<7>
  • Westover [Monongalia County]
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    • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Kingwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,173 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<7>
  • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
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    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Kingwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oakland [Garrett County]
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      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Kingwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,815 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
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      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Kingwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<7>
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
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      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Kingwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<7>
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
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      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Kingwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<7>
    • Masontown [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masontown
      • Masontown [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Kingwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 538 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masontown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Masontown<7>
    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Kingwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Lynn Heights

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kingwood. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kingwood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kingwood ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Preston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kingwood. 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 Preston, 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 Kingwood.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kingwood - 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 Kingwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kingwood 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 '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- Kingwood) 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 Kingwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kingwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4720, Longitude: -79.6837    
<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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