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Mink, West Virginia

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The location of Mink

Welcome to Mink ...

So far, we have found very little information about Mink. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Mink to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mink, please Contact Us.

Mink would have been located within present day Kanawha County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Mink is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Mink was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Mink would have been located in the (304) and (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Mink ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Mink and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Belle   [Map]   1,162   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Charleston   [Map]   47,929   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clendenin   [Map]   1,142   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Marmet   [Map]   1,410   S   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Mink ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Mink - they are located in Alabama, Louisiana, Montana, Oregon and Texas.

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

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 Mink. 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 Mink. 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 Mink.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Mink:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kanawha County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mink, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mink - 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 from Point A (ie- Mink) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mink. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4376, Longitude: -81.5721     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mink have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mink.

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