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Masontown, West Virginia

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The location of Masontown

Welcome to Masontown ...

The town of Masontown is located in Preston County.

The location of Masontown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Masontown has a population of 544 people<2> (see below for details).

Masontown is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Masontown: (304) and (681)<4>

Population Details ...

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 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 (with a count of 647 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Masontown had an population of 544 people. This is a decrease of 0.37% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.92% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Masontown ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   1,902   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   W   18 miles [29 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,560   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Morgantown   [Map]   30,547   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Masontown. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Masontown.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Masontown.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Masontown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>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 (or directions), 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 Masontown

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Masontown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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