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Welcome to Marmet ...

The city of Marmet is located in Kanawha County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Marmet, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1900.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Marmet has a population of 1,369 people<3> (see below for details).

Marmet is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Marmet had an population of 1,369 people. This is a decrease of 8.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Marmet had a population of 1,503 people. This makes Marmet the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Marmet represents 0.08% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 82nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,503 people, the population of Marmet decreased 11.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,693 people).

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

Communities near Marmet ...

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

  • Charleston
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • South Charleston
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Charleston
    • South Charleston is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,036 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Charleston <6>
  • Saint Albans
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
    • Saint Albans is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,763 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans <6>
  • Dunbar
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Nitro
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitro
    • Nitro is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,285 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro <6>
  • Madison
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Montgomery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Cedar Grove
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
  • East Bank
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
    • East Bank is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
  • Glasgow
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow <6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Marmet ...

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

Adding Marmet to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Marmet 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 Marmet was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Marmet post office opened in 1900.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Marmet.

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Kanawha, 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 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 Marmet.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marmet - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<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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