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Welcome to Meriden ...

Meriden is located in Barbour County<1>.

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

When the people of Meriden refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Meridenite<3>

Meriden is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Meriden: (304) and (681)<5>

Adding Meriden 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 Meriden 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 Meriden elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Meriden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Meriden - they are located in Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Meriden ...

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

  • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
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    • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Meriden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<7>
  • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
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    • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Meriden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,842 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Elkins [Randolph County]
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    • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Meriden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<7>
  • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
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    • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Meriden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,394 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grafton [Taylor County]
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      • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Meriden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<7>
    • Belington [Barbour County]
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      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Meriden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<7>
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
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      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Meriden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
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      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Meriden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Meriden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<7>
    • Anmoore [Harrison County]
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      • Anmoore [Harrison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Meriden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anmoore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anmoore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anmoore<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 Meriden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Meriden.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Meriden ...

Looking for more information about Meriden? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Meriden, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Meriden.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Barbour County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Meriden. 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 Barbour, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Meriden refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Meriden may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Meriden - 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 from Point A (ie- Meriden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meriden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1643, Longitude: -80.0237       In this case, the coordinates for Meriden 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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