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Penbro, West Virginia

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Welcome to Penbro ...

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

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

Penbro would have been located within present day Webster County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Penbro is 2,720 feet [829 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Penbro is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

Communities near Penbro ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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

Community   2017<6>
Addison   [Map]   688   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Frenchton   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Goshen   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hacker Valley   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Helvetia   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]

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

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 Penbro. 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 Penbro. 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 Penbro.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Webster County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

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 Penbro, 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 Penbro - 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- Penbro) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Penbro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6518, Longitude: -80.2842     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Penbro 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 Penbro.

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