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Pettyjohn, West Virginia

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Welcome to Pettyjohn ...

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

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

Pettyjohn would have been located within present day Marion County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Pettyjohn is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Communities near Pettyjohn ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Pettyjohn and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   1,902   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,560   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,043   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

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 Pettyjohn. 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 Pettyjohn. 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 Pettyjohn.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Pettyjohn, 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 Pettyjohn - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pettyjohn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pettyjohn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4668, Longitude: -80.1540     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pettyjohn 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 Pettyjohn.

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