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Welcome to Parsons ...

The city of Parsons is located in Tucker County<1> and is the County Seat for Tucker County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Parsons has a population of 1,391 people<3> (see below for details).

Parsons is 1,640 feet [500 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Parsons: (304) & (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Parsons had an population of 1,391 people. This is a decrease of 6.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Parsons had a population of 1,485 people (or 20.8% of the total population of Tucker County). This makes Parsons the county's most populous community.

The population of Parsons represents 0.08% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 83rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,485 people, the population of Parsons increased 1.5% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,463 people).

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

Communities Also Named Parsons ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Parsons - they are located in Alabama, California, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas (2).

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

Communities near Parsons ...

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

  • Elkins [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
    • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Parsons
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<7>
  • Philippi [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
    • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Parsons
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<7>
  • Belington [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
    • Belington [Barbour County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Parsons
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<7>
  • Davis [Tucker County]
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    • Davis [Tucker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Parsons
    • Estimated population in 2019: 631 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowlesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Parsons
      • Estimated population in 2019: 572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<7>
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Parsons
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<7>
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Parsons
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Parsons
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Harman [Randolph County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Parsons
      • Estimated population in 2019: 139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<7>
    • Gladwin [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladwin
      • Gladwin [Tucker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Parsons
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladwin

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Parsons. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Parsons.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Parsons ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Tucker County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Parsons. 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 Tucker, 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 have 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 Parsons.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Parsons - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Parsons) 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 Parsons. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Parsons

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parsons. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0942, Longitude: -79.6786       In this case, the coordinates for Parsons have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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