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Welcome to Lowell ...

Lowell is located in Summers County<1>.

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

When the people of Lowell refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lowellite<3>

Lowell is 1,510 feet [460 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Lowell: (304) & (681)<5>

Communities Also Named Lowell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Lowell - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Lowell ...

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

  • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
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    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Lowell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<7>
  • Hinton [Summers County]
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    • Hinton [Summers County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Lowell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,321 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<7>
  • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
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    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Lowell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<7>
  • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
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    • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Lowell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
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      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<7>
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
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      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<7>
    • Union [Monroe County]
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      • Union [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
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    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
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      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
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      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Lowell
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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 Lowell. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lowell.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lowell ...

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

Adding Lowell to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lowell. 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 Summers, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lowell refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lowell may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lowell - 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- Lowell) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lowell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6546, Longitude: -80.7290       In this case, the coordinates for Lowell 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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