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Welcome to Lansing ...

Lansing is located in Fayette County<1>.

When the people of Lansing refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lansingite<2>

Lansing is 1,850 feet [564 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Lansing: 25862<5>

Communities Also Named Lansing ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Lansing - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Texas and Yukon.

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

Communities near Lansing ...

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

  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
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    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Lansing
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<8>
  • Summersville [Nicholas County]
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    • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Lansing
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<8>
  • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
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    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Lansing
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<8>
  • Montgomery [Fayette County]
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    • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Lansing
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
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      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Lansing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<8>
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
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      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Lansing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<8>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
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      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Lansing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<8>
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
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      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Lansing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
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      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Lansing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<8>
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
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      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Lansing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lansing ...

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

Adding Lansing to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lansing 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 Lansing was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lansing on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Fayette County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lansing. 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 Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 Lansing 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 Lansing may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lansing - 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 community (such as Lansing). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lansing 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lansing) 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 Lansing. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LansingOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lansing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0717, Longitude: -81.0699    
<7>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.
<8>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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