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Welcome to Pettit ...

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

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


Pettit would have been located within present day Randolph County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Pettit is 1,870 feet [570 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The location where Pettit once stood is in the (304) & (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Pettit ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Pettit and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Population
DirDistance
Belington   [Map]   1,864   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Beverly   [Map]   675   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Davis   [Map]   644   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hendricks   [Map]   257   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Junior   [Map]   487   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Pettit ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Pettit - they are located in Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas (2).

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

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 Pettit. 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 Pettit. 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 Pettit.

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

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The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

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 Pettit, 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 Pettit - 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pettit) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pettit. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0209, Longitude: -79.7181     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pettit 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 Pettit.

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