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Welcome to Moundsville ...

The city of Moundsville is located in Marshall County<1> and is the County Seat for Marshall County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Moundsville has a population of 8,249 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Moundsville.

Moundsville is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Moundsville: 26041<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Moundsville had an population of 8,249 people. This is a decrease of 11.47% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Moundsville had a population of 9,318 people (or 28.15% of the total population of Marshall County). This makes Moundsville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Moundsville represents 0.5% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,318 people, the population of Moundsville decreased 6.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,998 people).

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

Adding Moundsville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Moundsville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1897).

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

Communities Also Named Moundsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Moundsville - it's located in Ohio.

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

Communities near Moundsville ...

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

  • Wheeling [Ohio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeling
    • Wheeling [Ohio County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Moundsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,283 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheeling<7>
  • Martins Ferry [Belmont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Ferry
    • Martins Ferry [Belmont County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Moundsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,426 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Ferry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martins Ferry<7>
  • Saint Clairsville [Belmont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clairsville
    • Saint Clairsville [Belmont County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Moundsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Clairsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Clairsville<7>
  • Bellaire [Belmont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellaire
    • Bellaire [Belmont County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Moundsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,957 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellaire
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellaire<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bethlehem [Ohio County]
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      • Bethlehem [Ohio County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Moundsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,298 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethlehem have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem
    • Bridgeport [Belmont County]
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      • Bridgeport [Belmont County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Moundsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
    • West Liberty [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Liberty
      • West Liberty [Ohio County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Moundsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,443 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Liberty<7>
    • Tiltonsville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiltonsville
      • Tiltonsville [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Moundsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiltonsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiltonsville
    • Benwood [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benwood
      • Benwood [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Moundsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benwood<7>
    • Bethesda [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethesda
      • Bethesda [Belmont County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Moundsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethesda have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethesda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethesda<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 Moundsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Moundsville.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moundsville. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Moundsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moundsville ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moundsville. 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 Marshall, 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 Moundsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moundsville - 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 Moundsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Moundsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moundsville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moundsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MoundsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moundsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9203, Longitude: -80.7430    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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