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Parsons, West Virginia

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The location of Parsons

Welcome to Parsons ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Parsons has a population of 1,415 people<2> (see below for details).

Parsons is 1,640 feet [500 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Population Details ...

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 total 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Parsons had an population of 1,415 people. This is a decrease of 4.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.28% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Parsons ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Belington   [Map]   1,864   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Davis   [Map]   644   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gladwin   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harman   [Map]   138   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Junior   [Map]   487   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

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 Parsons. 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 Parsons. 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 Parsons. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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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 Parsons.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Parsons - 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- 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 for our own planning, 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parsons have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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