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Oak Hill, West Virginia
(Fayette County)

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The location of Oak Hill

Welcome to Oak Hill ...

The city of Oak Hill is located in Fayette County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Oak Hill has a population of 8,338 people<2> (see below for details).

Oak Hill is 1,970 feet [600 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oak Hill had a population of 7,730 people (or 16.79% of the total population of Fayette County). This makes Oak Hill the county's most populous community.

The population of Oak Hill represents 0.42% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,730 people, the population of Oak Hill increased 1.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,589 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Oak Hill had an population of 8,338 people. This is an increase of 7.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.87% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oak Hill.

Communities near Oak Hill ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Oak Hill and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Ansted   [Map]   1,353   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gauley Bridge   [Map]   570   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Handley   [Map]   325   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Lester   [Map]   323   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Oak Hill ...

While we believe that this Oak Hill is located in Fayette County, we know of another 3 West Virginia communities named Oak Hill. Those communities are located in the following counties: Calhoun, Grant and Jackson County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 96 communities that are also named Oak Hill - they are located in Alabama (6), Arkansas (2), California, Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia (6), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (5), Louisiana (3), Maine (4), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Brunswick, New Jersey (2), New York (2), North Carolina (6), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (14), Texas (5), Utah, Virginia (7) and Wisconsin.

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

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 Oak Hill. 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 Oak Hill. 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 Oak Hill. Our list includes 6 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oak Hill ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Oak Hill.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oak Hill - 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oak Hill) 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 Oak Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oak Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9846, Longitude: -81.1519     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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