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Oswald, West Virginia

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Welcome to Oswald ...

So far, we have found very little information about Oswald. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Oswald to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Oswald, please Contact Us.

Oswald would have been located within present day Raleigh County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Oswald is 1,910 feet [582 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Oswald was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Oswald would have been located in the (304) and (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Oswald ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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

Community   2017<6>
Ansted   [Map]   1,353   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lester   [Map]   323   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   352   E   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Oswald ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Oswald - they are located in California, Georgia, Manitoba, Missouri and North Dakota.

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

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 Oswald. 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 Oswald. 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 Oswald.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Oswald, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oswald - 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 from Point A (ie- Oswald) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oswald. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8604, Longitude: -81.1723     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oswald have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oswald.

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