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Welcome to Poca ...

The town of Poca is located in Putnam County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Poca has a population of 966 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Poca.

Poca is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Poca: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Poca had an population of 966 people. This is a decrease of 0.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Poca had a population of 974 people. This makes Poca the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Poca represents 0.05% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 111st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 974 people, the population of Poca decreased 3.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,013 people).

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

Communities near Poca ...

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

  • Charleston [Kanawha County]
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    • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Poca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,879 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<7>
  • South Charleston [Kanawha County]
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    • South Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Poca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,036 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Charleston<7>
  • Saint Albans [Kanawha County]
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    • Saint Albans [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Poca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,763 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<7>
  • Dunbar [Kanawha County]
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    • Dunbar [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Poca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,951 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunbar<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hurricane [Putnam County]
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      • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Poca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,389 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<7>
    • Milton [Cabell County]
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      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Poca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<7>
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
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      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Poca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<7>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
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      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Poca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<7>
    • Buffalo [Putnam County]
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      • Buffalo [Putnam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Poca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<7>
    • Jefferson [Kanawha County]
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      • Jefferson [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Poca
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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 Poca. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Poca.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Poca ...

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

Adding Poca to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Poca was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Poca on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Poca. 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 Putnam, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Poca.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Poca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Poca) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Poca. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PocaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4730, Longitude: -81.8125       In this case, the coordinates for Poca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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