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Nitro, West Virginia

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The location of Nitro

Welcome to Nitro ...

The city of Nitro is primarily located in Kanawha County. A portion of Nitro extends into Putnam County.

The location of Nitro has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Nitro has a population of 6,561 people<2> (see below for details).

Nitro is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Nitro: (304) and (681)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nitro had a population of 7,178 people. This makes Nitro the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Nitro represents 0.39% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,178 people, the population of Nitro increased 5.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,824 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Nitro had an population of 6,561 people. This is a decrease of 8.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.85% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Nitro ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Nitro and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Buffalo   [Map]   1,262   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Charleston   [Map]   47,929   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Eleanor   [Map]   1,598   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   1,072   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Nitro.

Communities Also Named Nitro ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Nitro - they are located in California, Ontario and Quebec.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nitro. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nitro. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nitro.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Nitro:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nitro ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nitro. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kanawha County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nitro.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nitro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Nitro) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nitro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nitro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nitro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4188, Longitude: -81.8282     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nitro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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