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Marlinton, West Virginia

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Welcome to Marlinton ...

The town of Marlinton is located in Pocahontas County<1> and is the County Seat for Pocahontas County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Marlinton has a population of 968 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Marlinton is 2,150 feet [655 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Marlinton is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Marlinton had an population of 968 people. This is a decrease of 8.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Marlinton had a population of 1,054 people (which is 12.09% of the total population of Pocahontas County). This makes Marlinton the county's most populous community.

The population of Marlinton represents 0.06% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,054 people, the population of Marlinton decreased 12.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,204 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Marlinton.

Communities near Marlinton ...

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

  • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County]
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    • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Marlinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<7>
  • Huntersville [Pocahontas County]
  • Watoga [Pocahontas County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watoga
    • Watoga [Pocahontas County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Marlinton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watoga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Slaty Fork [Pocahontas County]
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    • Cass [Pocahontas County]
    • Neola [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neola
      • Neola [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Marlinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neola
    • Greenwood [Bath County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Bath County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Marlinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Green Bank [Pocahontas County]
    • Mingo [Randolph County]
    • Warm Springs [Bath County]

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Marlinton. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Marlinton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Marlinton ...

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

Adding Marlinton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Pocahontas, 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 Marlinton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marlinton - 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- Marlinton) 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 Marlinton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MarlintonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marlinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2245, Longitude: -80.0903       In this case, the coordinates for Marlinton 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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