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Pear, West Virginia

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Welcome to Pear ...

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

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

Pear would have been located within present day Raleigh County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Pear is 2,870 feet [875 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Pear is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

If Pear still existed, it would have been in the (304) & (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Pear ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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

Community   2017<6>
Alderson   [Map]   1,155   E   18 miles [29 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   1,310   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Pear ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Pear - it's located in Idaho.

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

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 Pear. 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 Pear. 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 Pear.

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

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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 Pear, 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 Pear - 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- Pear) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pear. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8010, Longitude: -80.9693     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pear 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 Pear.

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