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Welcome to Lost Creek ...

The town of Lost Creek is located in Harrison County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Lost Creek: Lost Crk. (or less commonly used: Lost Ck. or Lost Cr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lost Creek has a population of 464 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Lost Creek is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Lost Creek: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lost Creek had an population of 464 people. This is a decrease of 6.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lost Creek had a population of 496 people. This makes Lost Creek the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Lost Creek represents 0.03% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 168th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 496 people, the population of Lost Creek increased 6.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 467 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lost Creek.

Adding Lost Creek 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 Lost Creek 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 Lost Creek elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lost Creek on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Lost Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Lost Creek - they are located in Kansas, Kentucky (3), Montana (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas and Washington.

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

Communities near Lost Creek ...

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

  • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
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    • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Lost Creek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<7>
  • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
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    • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Lost Creek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,842 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
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    • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Lost Creek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,394 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<7>
  • Weston [Lewis County]
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    • Weston [Lewis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Lost Creek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,857 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
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      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Lost Creek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<7>
    • Shinnston [Harrison County]
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      • Shinnston [Harrison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Lost Creek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shinnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinnston<7>
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
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      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Lost Creek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
    • Salem [Harrison County]
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      • Salem [Harrison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Lost Creek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<7>
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
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      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Lost Creek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • Lumberport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberport
      • Lumberport [Harrison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Lost Creek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberport

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lost Creek ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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 Harrison, 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 Lost Creek.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lost Creek - 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- Lost Creek) 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 Lost Creek. 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 Lost Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lost Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1623, Longitude: -80.3481       In this case, the coordinates for Lost Creek 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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