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Welcome to Mount Hope ...

The city of Mount Hope is located in Fayette County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Mount Hope, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1873.

A typical abbreviation for Mount Hope: Mt. Hope

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Hope has a population of 1,277 people<3> (see below for details).

Mount Hope is 1,740 feet [530 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Mount Hope: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Hope had an population of 1,277 people. This is a decrease of 9.69% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Hope had a population of 1,414 people. This makes Mount Hope the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Mount Hope represents 0.08% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 87th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,414 people, the population of Mount Hope decreased 4.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,487 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mount Hope.

Communities Also Named Mount Hope ...

While we believe that this Mount Hope is located in Fayette County, we know of another 3 West Virginia communities named Mount Hope. Those communities are located in the following counties: Boone, Roane and Wood County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 43 communities that are also named Mount Hope - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Missouri (2), Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (3), Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (7), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee (2), Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Mount Hope ...

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

  • Beckley
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Oak Hill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Ansted
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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>
  • Mabscott
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabscott
    • Mabscott is located in Raleigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,251 people
  • Sophia
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sophia
    • Sophia is located in Raleigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,219 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia <6>
  • Gauley Bridge
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
    • Gauley Bridge is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge <6>
  • Meadow Bridge
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
    • Meadow Bridge is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
  • Lester
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
    • Lester is located in Raleigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
  • Pax
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
    • Pax is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Hope ...

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

Adding Mount Hope to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mount Hope 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 Mount Hope was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Mount Hope post office opened in 1873.

We also found Mount Hope in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mount Hope.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Hope. 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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Hope.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Hope - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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