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Welcome to Lookout ...

Lookout is located in Fayette County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Lookout, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1872.

Lookout is 2,300 feet [701 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation 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

Area codes for Lookout: (304) and (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Lookout: 25868<4>

Communities Also Named Lookout ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill <6>
  • Summersville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Fayetteville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Rainelle
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Ansted
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
    • Ansted is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted <6>
  • Mount Hope
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
    • Mount Hope is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope <6>
  • Rupert
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Smithers
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
    • Smithers is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers <6>
  • Gauley Bridge
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
    • Gauley Bridge is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge <6>
  • Meadow Bridge
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
    • Meadow Bridge is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Lookout was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Lookout post office opened in 1872.

We also found Lookout in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lookout.

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>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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