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Welcome to Moscow ...

Moscow is located in Hancock County<1>.

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

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

Moscow is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Moscow: (304) & (681)<5>

Adding Moscow 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 Moscow 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 Moscow elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Moscow ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Moscow - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Moscow ...

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

  • Weirton [Hancock County]
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    • Weirton [Hancock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Moscow
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,266 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weirton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weirton<7>
  • Steubenville [Jefferson County]
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    • Steubenville [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Moscow
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,753 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steubenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steubenville<7>
  • East Liverpool [Columbiana County]
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    • East Liverpool [Columbiana County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Moscow
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,603 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Liverpool
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Liverpool<7>
  • Toronto [Jefferson County]
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    • Toronto [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Moscow
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,923 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toronto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toronto<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Beaver [Beaver County]
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      • Beaver [Beaver County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Moscow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<7>
    • Wintersville [Jefferson County]
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      • Wintersville [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Moscow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,669 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wintersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wintersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wintersville<7>
    • Wellsville [Columbiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsville
      • Wellsville [Columbiana County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Moscow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellsville<7>
    • Ohioville [Beaver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohioville
      • Ohioville [Beaver County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Moscow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ohioville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohioville
    • Mingo Junction [Jefferson County]
    • Follansbee [Brooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Follansbee
      • Follansbee [Brooke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Moscow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,710 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Follansbee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Follansbee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Follansbee<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 Moscow. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Moscow.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moscow ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hancock County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moscow. 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 Hancock, 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 Moscow 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 Moscow may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moscow - 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- Moscow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moscow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5456, Longitude: -80.6323       In this case, the coordinates for Moscow 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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