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McMechen, West Virginia
Welcome to McMechen ...
The location of McMechen has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, McMechen has a population of 1,697 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of McMechen.
McMechen is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: McMechen lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for McMechen: (304) and (681)<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, McMechen had an population of 1,697 people. This is a decrease of 11.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.39% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, McMechen had a population of 1,926 people (which is 5.82% of the total population of Marshall County). This makes McMechen the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of McMechen represents 0.1% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,926 people, the population of McMechen has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,937 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for McMechen.
Adding McMechen to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of McMechen in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of McMechen elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found McMechen on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for McMechen on our Genealogy Page.
Communities near McMechen ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near McMechen.
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 McMechen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for McMechen.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of McMechen. 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 McMechen.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around McMechen. See our Newspapers Page for McMechen.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McMechen ...
Looking for more information about McMechen? 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 McMechen, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for McMechen.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 12 May 2021