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Welcome to Peterstown ...

The town of Peterstown is located in Monroe County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Peterstown, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1816.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Peterstown has a population of 622 people<2> (see below for details).

Peterstown is 1,650 feet [503 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Peterstown: 24963<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Peterstown had an population of 622 people. This is a decrease of 4.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Peterstown had a population of 653 people. This makes Peterstown the county's most populous community.

The population of Peterstown represents 0.04% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 143rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 653 people, the population of Peterstown increased 30.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 499 people).

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

Communities Also Named Peterstown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Peterstown - it's located in Illinois.

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

Communities near Peterstown ...

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

  • Princeton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Pearisburg
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Hinton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Narrows
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Narrows is located in Giles County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Narrows
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows <6>
  • Pembroke
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Athens
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Union
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Union is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Union
  • Oakvale
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Oakvale is located in Mercer County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Oakvale
  • Bluff City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bluff City is located in Giles County (VA)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Bluff City
  • Ballard
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Ballard is located in Monroe County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Ballard

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Peterstown ...

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

Adding Peterstown to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Peterstown was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Peterstown post office opened in 1816.

We also found Peterstown in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Peterstown.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Monroe, 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 Peterstown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Peterstown - 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 town (such as Peterstown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Peterstown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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