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Welcome to Masontown ...

The town of Masontown is located in Preston County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Masontown has a population of 539 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Masontown is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Masontown had an population of 539 people. This is a decrease of 1.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Masontown had a population of 546 people. This makes Masontown the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Masontown represents 0.03% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 160th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 546 people, the population of Masontown decreased 15.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 647 people).

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

Communities Also Named Masontown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Masontown - they are located in Colorado, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Masontown ...

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

  • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
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    • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Masontown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,847 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<7>
  • Fairmont [Marion County]
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    • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Masontown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,370 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<7>
  • Grafton [Taylor County]
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    • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Masontown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,968 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<7>
  • Westover [Monongalia County]
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    • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Masontown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,220 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Granville [Monongalia County]
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      • Granville [Monongalia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Masontown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
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      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Masontown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,141 people
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    • Kingwood [Preston County]
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      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Masontown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<7>
    • Star City [Monongalia County]
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      • Star City [Monongalia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Masontown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairchance [Fayette County]
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      • Fairchance [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Masontown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,888 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairchance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairchance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairchance<7>
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
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      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Masontown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Masontown ...

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

Adding Masontown to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Masontown. 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 Preston, 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 Masontown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Masontown - 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- Masontown) 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 Masontown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MasontownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Masontown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5513, Longitude: -79.8003       In this case, the coordinates for Masontown 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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