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Welcome to London ...

London is located in Kanawha County<1>.

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

London is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Adding London to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of London 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 London was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Communities Also Named London ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named London - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota (3), Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near London ...

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

  • Charleston [Kanawha County]
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    • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of London
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,879 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<6>
  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
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    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of London
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<6>
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of London
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<6>
  • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
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    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of London
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,393 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
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      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of London
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<6>
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
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      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of London
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<6>
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
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      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of London
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<6>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
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      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of London
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of London
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the west of London
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for London ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for London. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Kanawha, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around London - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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- London) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in London. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1945, Longitude: -81.3687       In this case, the coordinates for London have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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