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Welcome to Leon ...

The town of Leon is located in Mason County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Leon has a population of 148 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Leon is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Leon had an population of 148 people. This is a decrease of 6.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leon had a population of 158 people. This makes Leon the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 158 people, the population of Leon increased 19.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 132 people).

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

Adding Leon 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 Leon 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 Leon 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 Leon on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Leon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 29 communities that are also named Leon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado (2), Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, New Mexico (2), New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Leon ...

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

  • Point Pleasant [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Pleasant
    • Point Pleasant [Mason County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Leon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,062 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Pleasant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Pleasant<7>
  • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Leon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,643 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<7>
  • Gallipolis [Gallia County]
  • Ripley [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Leon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,159 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Middleport [Meigs County]
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      • Middleport [Meigs County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Leon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleport<7>
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Leon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<7>
    • Pomeroy [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomeroy
      • Pomeroy [Meigs County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Leon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,757 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomeroy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomeroy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomeroy<7>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Leon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<7>
    • New Haven [Mason County]
    • Buffalo [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Leon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<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 Leon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Leon.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leon ...

Looking for more information about Leon? 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 Leon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Leon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Leon. 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 Mason, 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 Leon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leon - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leon) 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 Leon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7472, Longitude: -81.9554       In this case, the coordinates for Leon 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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