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Welcome to Pennsboro ...

The city of Pennsboro is located in Ritchie County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pennsboro has a population of 1,003 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Pennsboro.

Pennsboro is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Pennsboro: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Pennsboro: 26415<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pennsboro had an population of 1,003 people. This is a decrease of 14.35% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pennsboro had a population of 1,171 people (which is 11.21% of the total population of Ritchie County). This makes Pennsboro the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Pennsboro represents 0.06% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 100th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,171 people, the population of Pennsboro decreased 2.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,199 people).

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

Adding Pennsboro to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Pennsboro in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Pennsboro elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Pennsboro on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pennsboro on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Pennsboro ...

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

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

Communities near Pennsboro ...

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

  • Saint Marys [Pleasants County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys
    • Saint Marys [Pleasants County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Pennsboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,772 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<8>
  • Harrisville [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
    • Harrisville [Ritchie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Pennsboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,674 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville<8>
  • Sistersville [Tyler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sistersville
    • Sistersville [Tyler County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Pennsboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,282 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sistersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sistersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sistersville<8>
  • Matamoras [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matamoras
    • Matamoras [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Pennsboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 865 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matamoras have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matamoras
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belmont [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Pleasants County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Pennsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • West Union [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Doddridge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Pennsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 799 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<8>
    • Middlebourne [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlebourne
      • Middlebourne [Tyler County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Pennsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlebourne have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlebourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlebourne<8>
    • Ellenboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Ritchie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Pennsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 363 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<8>
    • Cairo [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Pennsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<8>
    • Pullman [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullman
      • Pullman [Ritchie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Pennsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pullman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pennsboro. See our Newspapers Page for Pennsboro.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pennsboro ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Ritchie County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pennsboro. 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 Ritchie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pennsboro.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pennsboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Pennsboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pennsboro or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Pennsboro) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pennsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pennsboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pennsboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2860, Longitude: -80.9673    
<7>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.
<8>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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