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Welcome to Lookout ...

Lookout is located in Fayette County<1>.

Lookout is 2,300 feet [701 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Lookout is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Lookout: (304) & (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Lookout: 25868<4>

Communities Also Named Lookout ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Lookout - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Idaho (2), Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Lookout ...

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

  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Lookout
    • 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<7>
  • Summersville [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
    • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Lookout
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<7>
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Lookout
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<7>
  • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Lookout
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
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      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Lookout
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<7>
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Lookout
      • 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<7>
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Lookout
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<7>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Lookout
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<7>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Lookout
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<7>
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Lookout
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 Lookout. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lookout.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lookout ...

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

Adding Lookout to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lookout. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lookout - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>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 Lookout). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lookout or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lookout) 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 Lookout. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LookoutOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lookout. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0655, Longitude: -80.9684    
<6>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.
<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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