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Welcome to Knoxville ...

Knoxville is located in Marshall County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Knoxville, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

When the people of Knoxville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Knoxvillian<3>

Knoxville is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Knoxville: (304) and (681)<5>

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

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

Communities Also Named Knoxville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Knoxville - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee and Texas (2).

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

Communities near Knoxville ...

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

  • Wheeling [Ohio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeling
    • Wheeling [Ohio County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Knoxville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,430 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheeling<7>
  • Moundsville [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundsville
    • Moundsville [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Knoxville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,252 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moundsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundsville<7>
  • Martins Ferry [Belmont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Ferry
    • Martins Ferry [Belmont County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Knoxville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,517 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Ferry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martins Ferry<7>
  • Saint Clairsville [Belmont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clairsville
    • Saint Clairsville [Belmont County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Knoxville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,141 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Clairsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Clairsville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bellaire [Belmont County]
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      • Bellaire [Belmont County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Knoxville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,013 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellaire<7>
    • Shadyside [Belmont County]
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      • Shadyside [Belmont County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Knoxville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadyside have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shadyside<7>
    • Bethlehem [Ohio County]
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      • Bethlehem [Ohio County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Knoxville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethlehem have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem
    • Bridgeport [Belmont County]
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      • Bridgeport [Belmont County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Knoxville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
    • McMechen [Marshall County]
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      • McMechen [Marshall County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Knoxville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,697 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMechen have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMechen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McMechen<7>
    • Powhatan Point [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powhatan Point
      • Powhatan Point [Belmont County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Knoxville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powhatan Point have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powhatan Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powhatan Point<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 Knoxville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Knoxville.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Knoxville ...

Looking for more information about Knoxville? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Knoxville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Knoxville.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Knoxville. 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 Marshall, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Knoxville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Knoxville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Knoxville - 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- Knoxville) 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 Knoxville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Knoxville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Knoxville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8889, Longitude: -80.6360       In this case, the coordinates for Knoxville 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.
<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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