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Welcome to Matewan ...

The town of Matewan is located in Mingo County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Matewan has a population of 424 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Matewan is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Matewan had an population of 424 people. This is a decrease of 15.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Matewan had a population of 499 people. This makes Matewan the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Matewan represents 0.03% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 167th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 499 people, the population of Matewan has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 498 people).

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

Communities near Matewan ...

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

  • Williamson [Mingo County]
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    • Williamson [Mingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Matewan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,676 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamson<7>
  • Logan [Logan County]
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    • Logan [Logan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Matewan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,470 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<7>
  • Man [Logan County]
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    • Man [Logan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Matewan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 630 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<7>
  • Delbarton [Mingo County]
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    • Delbarton [Mingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Matewan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 497 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delbarton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delbarton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delbarton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
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      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Matewan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<7>
    • West Logan [Logan County]
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      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Matewan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Logan<7>
    • Freeburn [Pike County]
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      • Freeburn [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Matewan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeburn
    • Hardy [Pike County]
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      • Hardy [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Matewan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy
    • Ransom [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ransom
      • Ransom [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Matewan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ransom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ransom
    • Toler [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toler
      • Toler [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Matewan
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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 Matewan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Matewan.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Matewan ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Matewan. 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 Mingo, 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 Matewan.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Matewan - 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 '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- Matewan) 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 Matewan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Matewan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Matewan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6210, Longitude: -82.1591       In this case, the coordinates for Matewan 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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