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Welcome to Monitor ...

Monitor is located in Monroe County<1>.

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

Monitor is 2,230 feet [680 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Monitor is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Monitor: (304) & (681)<4>

Communities Also Named Monitor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Monitor: This one is located in Monroe County and the other is located in Logan County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 12 communities that are also named Monitor - they are located in Alberta, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Monitor ...

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

  • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Monitor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<6>
  • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Sulphur Springs
    • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Monitor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,325 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Sulphur Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Sulphur Springs<6>
  • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronceverte
    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Monitor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<6>
  • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Monitor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Union [Monroe County]
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      • Union [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Monitor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Spring
      • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Monitor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Spring
    • Frazier [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazier
      • Frazier [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Monitor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frazier
    • Fairlea [Greenbrier County]
    • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckahoe
      • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Monitor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckahoe
    • Bargers Springs [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bargers Springs
      • Bargers Springs [Summers County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Monitor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bargers Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bargers Springs

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 Monitor. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Monitor.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monitor ...

Looking for more information about Monitor? 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 Monitor, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Monitor.

Adding Monitor to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Monitor 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 Monitor was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Monitor on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Monroe County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Monitor. 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 Monroe, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monitor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Monitor) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monitor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6560, Longitude: -80.4903       In this case, the coordinates for Monitor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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