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Welcome to McMechen ...

The city of McMechen is located in Marshall County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, McMechen has a population of 1,695 people<2> (see below for details).

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

McMechen is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for McMechen: 26040<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, McMechen had an population of 1,695 people. This is a decrease of 11.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.49% 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 (which had a count of 1,937 people).

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

Communities near McMechen ...

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

  • Wheeling [Ohio County]
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    • Wheeling [Ohio County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of McMechen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,283 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheeling<7>
  • Moundsville [Marshall County]
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    • Moundsville [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of McMechen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,117 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moundsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundsville<7>
  • Martins Ferry [Belmont County]
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    • Martins Ferry [Belmont County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of McMechen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,426 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Ferry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martins Ferry<7>
  • Saint Clairsville [Belmont County]
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    • Saint Clairsville [Belmont County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of McMechen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Clairsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Clairsville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bethlehem [Ohio County]
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      • Bethlehem [Ohio County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of McMechen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,298 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethlehem have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bridgeport [Belmont County]
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      • Bridgeport [Belmont County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of McMechen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
    • Brilliant [Jefferson County]
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      • Brilliant [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of McMechen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Powhatan Point [Belmont County]
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      • Powhatan Point [Belmont County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of McMechen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,502 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powhatan Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powhatan Point<7>
    • West Liberty [Ohio County]
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      • West Liberty [Ohio County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of McMechen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,443 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Liberty<7>
    • Tiltonsville [Jefferson County]
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      • Tiltonsville [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of McMechen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiltonsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiltonsville

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.

Adding McMechen to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for McMechen was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found McMechen on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1897).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McMechen. 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 Marshall, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for McMechen.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McMechen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as McMechen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether McMechen or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McMechen) 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 McMechen. 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 McMechenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in McMechen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9883, Longitude: -80.7319    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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