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Welcome to Philippi ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Philippi has a population of 3,380 people<1> (see below for details).

Philippi is 1,500 feet [457 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Philippi: (304) and (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Philippi: 26416<4>

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 2,870 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Philippi had an population of 3,380 people. This is an increase of 13.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.77% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Philippi ...

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 Philippi and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Anmoore   [Map]   749   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Belington   [Map]   1,864   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   SE   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Philippi ...

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

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

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 Philippi. 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 Philippi. 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 Philippi. Our list includes 9 papers.

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

Websites for Philippi ...

Official Website:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Philippi:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Philippi.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Philippi - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>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).

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<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Philippi) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Philippi. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Philippi

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Philippi. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1533, Longitude: -80.0413     [Map].

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