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Welcome to Mason ...
The location of Mason has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Mason, you might consider that their post office opened in 1855.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Mason has a population of 932 people<3> (see below for details).
Mason is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Mason lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Mason: (304) and (681)<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mason had an population of 932 people. This is a decrease of 3.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.41% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Mason had a population of 968 people. This makes Mason the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Mason represents 0.05% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 112nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 968 people, the population of Mason decreased 9.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,064 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Mason.
Communities Also Named Mason ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 38 communities that are also named Mason - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Michigan (3), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia (2), Washington (2) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mason.
Communities near Mason ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mason.
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 Mason. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mason.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mason. 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 Mason.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mason. See our Newspapers Page for Mason.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mason ...
Looking for more information about Mason? 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 Mason, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mason.
Adding Mason to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Mason 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 Mason was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Mason in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Mason.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023