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Welcome to Montgomery ...

The city of Montgomery is primarily located in Fayette County<1>. A portion of Montgomery extends into Kanawha County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Montgomery, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Montgomery has a population of 1,510 people<2> (see below for details).

Montgomery is 1,470 feet [448 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Montgomery: 25136<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Montgomery had an population of 1,510 people. This is a decrease of 7.81% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 22.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Montgomery had a population of 1,638 people. This makes Montgomery the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Montgomery represents 0.09% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 71st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,638 people, the population of Montgomery decreased 15.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,942 people).

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

Communities Also Named Montgomery ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 36 communities that are also named Montgomery - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas, Vermont and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Montgomery ...

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

  • Charleston
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Oak Hill
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill <6>
  • Fayetteville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Chesapeake
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
    • Chesapeake is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,393 people
  • Marmet
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmet
    • Marmet is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet <6>
  • Ansted
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
    • Ansted is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted <6>
  • Belle
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
    • Belle is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle <6>
  • Cedar Grove
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
  • East Bank
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
    • East Bank is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
  • Glasgow
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow <6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montgomery ...

Looking for more information about Montgomery? 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 Montgomery, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Montgomery.

Adding Montgomery to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Montgomery in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Montgomery was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Montgomery.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Montgomery. 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 Fayette, 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 Montgomery.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montgomery - 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 Montgomery). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Montgomery or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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