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Welcome to Pickens ...

Pickens is located in Randolph County<1>.

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

Pickens is 2,680 feet [817 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Pickens is ½ mile above sea level.

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

Area codes for Pickens: (304) and (681)<4>

Adding Pickens to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Pickens elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Pickens on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pickens on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Pickens ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Pickens - they are located in Arkansas (2), Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.

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

Communities near Pickens ...

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

  • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
    • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Pickens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
  • Addison [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
    • Addison [Webster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Pickens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 663 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
  • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
  • Goshen [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
    • Goshen [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Pickens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Monterville [Randolph County]
    • Hacker Valley [Webster County]
    • Cleveland [Webster County]
    • Elkwater [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkwater
      • Elkwater [Randolph County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkwater
    • Mingo [Randolph County]
    • Wilsontown [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsontown
      • Wilsontown [Upshur County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsontown

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pickens ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Randolph County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Randolph, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pickens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pickens) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6551, Longitude: -80.2117       In this case, the coordinates for Pickens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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