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Welcome to Philippi ...

The city of Philippi is located in Barbour County<1> and is the County Seat for Barbour County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Philippi, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1870.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Philippi has a population of 3,246 people<2> (see below for details).

Philippi is 1,500 feet [457 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Philippi: (304) & (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Philippi: 26416<5>

Websites for Philippi ...

Official Website: www.philippi.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Philippi had an population of 3,246 people. This is an increase of 9.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Philippi had a population of 2,966 people (which is 17.88% of the total population of Barbour County). This makes Philippi the county's most populous community.

The population of Philippi represents 0.16% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 42nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,966 people, the population of Philippi increased 3.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,870 people).

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

Communities Also Named Philippi ...

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

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

Communities near Philippi ...

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

  • Clarksburg
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Bridgeport
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport is located in Harrison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,782 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport <6>
  • Elkins
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Buckhannon
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Grafton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Belington
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Stonewood
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewood
    • Stonewood is located in Harrison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,702 people
  • Nutter Fort
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutter Fort
    • Nutter Fort is located in Harrison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,501 people
  • Parsons
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Anmoore
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anmoore have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anmoore
    • Anmoore is located in Harrison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 732 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anmoore <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 Philippi. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Philippi.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Philippi. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Philippi.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Philippi ...

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

Adding Philippi to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Philippi 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 Philippi was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

We also found Philippi in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Philippi.

The official website for Philippi: www.philippi.org/

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 Barbour, 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 Philippi.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Philippi - 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 Philippi). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Philippi 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.









 

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