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Welcome to Pentress ...

Pentress is located in Monongalia County<1>.

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

Pentress is 950 feet [290 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Adding Pentress 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 Pentress 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 Pentress elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near Pentress ...

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

  • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
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    • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Pentress
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,549 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<6>
  • Fairmont [Marion County]
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    • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Pentress
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,388 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<6>
  • Westover [Monongalia County]
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    • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Pentress
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,173 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<6>
  • Waynesburg [Greene County]
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    • Waynesburg [Greene County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Pentress
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,965 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Masontown [Fayette County]
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      • Masontown [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Pentress
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,277 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Masontown<6>
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Pentress
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Granville [Monongalia County]
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      • Granville [Monongalia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Pentress
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Mannington [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mannington
      • Mannington [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Pentress
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,023 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mannington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mannington<6>
    • Star City [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Monongalia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Pentress
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
    • Fairchance [Fayette County]
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      • Fairchance [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Pentress
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,886 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairchance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairchance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairchance<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pentress ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pentress. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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 Monongalia, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pentress - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<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 from Point A (ie- Pentress) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pentress. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7104, Longitude: -80.1603       In this case, the coordinates for Pentress have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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